Troy Public Library

Your Partner in Creating a Vibrant and Prosperous Community

What is the Library Worth to You?

 See how much you save monthly by using Troy Public Library. 

  • On the left, enter the number of times per month you use each service.
  • The estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right. 
  • Total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet. 
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas. 
Value of Library Services

Input Your

Library Services Value of
Hours of Computer/Internet Use in the Library
Number of Times Wireless Internet Used
Reference Questions Asked
Items Borrowed from Another Library
Museum Passes Borrowed

Troy Public Library is a great value!

The Value of Services was estimated in the following way: 

  • Books, Music CDs & Audiobooks Borrowed, as well as Magazines Read:
    the average cost to purchase these items in hard copy or electronic formats
  • Movies Borrowed: the average cost of a movie rental in the area
  • Online Resources Used: the average cost for access to online databases
  • Computer & Wireless Internet Use: the average charge at retail businesses
  • Items Borrowed from another Library: the average cost of an interlibrary loan
  • Museum Passes: the average cost of museum admission in Southeast Michigan