What are the Savings that School Libraries Bring to Their Schools?

Research shows that students with access to good school libraries and qualified school library media specialists learn more, get better grades and score higher on standardized tests than students in schools without libraries. The school library value calculator will put a dollar amount to the value-added services you provide and help you make your case to your administration.

What is the value of your school library?

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

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month your library provides each service.
  • Estimated retail value of each service (if purchased) 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.
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