NOTE: The Friends Bookstore is closed January 18-21 for inventory management. Normal hours resume next week.
Below are library services and their estimated or average values with explanations, used in the Library Use Value Calculator.
(updated September 2014).
Average cost of hardcover for adults
Music CDs Borrowed
Average retail or download
Average cost to rent a popular video
Average cost to download
Meeting Room Use per Hour
Estimate (based on current rates)
MeLCat (Michigan e-Library)
Average cost for loans
Adult Programs Attended
Children's & Teens Programs
Computer Use (Internet, MS Word)
Sample hourly rate at a copy center
Classes Attended (ONEplace, etc.)
Other Database Searching (InfoTrac)
Minimum cost for monthly access to sample online database
Reference Questions Asked
Estimated cost per question