Estimated Values of Services at Manhattan Public Library

Item

Estimated Value

Explanation

Books Borrowed

$15.00

Average price of a hardcover book

Magazines Borrowed

$5.00

Average price of an issue

Movies Borrowed

$4.00

Average price on Netflix

Audiobooks Borrowed

$27.00

Average price of an audiobook

Music CDs Borrowed

$10.00

Average price of album on iTunes

E-Books Borrowed

$13.00

Average price from Barnes & Noble or Amazon

E-Audiobooks Borrowed

$10.00

Average price on Audible.com

Interlibrary Loans

$25.00

Average cost to fill a request

Meeting Room Use

$32.00

Average rental fee at City of Manhattan facilities

Adults Attending Program

$10.00

Average admission at entertainment venues in Manhattan

Children Attending Programs

$6.00

Average admission at entertainment venues in Manhattan

Computer Use

$12.00

Hourly charge at FedEx/Kinkos

Database Use

$20.00

Average cost for online article search

Reference Questions Asked

$7.00

Average cost of reference transaction