Library Value Calculator


What is your library worth to you?

The Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator shows you the value of library services at Manhattan Public Library based on per capita spending from local and state funding. For every tax dollar you pay, the library returns several to you in books and other materials, programs, and services.

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services?

Please enter the number of times you use the following library services each month.

Total library value will appear here as you fill in the form.

Your UseLibrary ServicesValue of Services

* Your personal rate of return on investment into the Manhattan Public Library is based upon your responses and the average annual tax contribution per capita.

** For more information on how the value of services were calculated, please see the following link: Estimated Value of Services at Manhattan Public Library (Opens in New Window)

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