How much does your library save you?

Each month, public libraries save Albertans hundreds of dollars by providing easy access to books, movies, music and more. This is in addition to the services (such as computer access) and programs (such as the Summer Reading Club) that libraries also provide. By using your local library, you are able to access these things at minimal or no cost, whereas if you were to purchase the items or pay for the services, you'd be responsible for potentially significant costs.

So how much money does your library save you and your family each month? Use the calculator to find out. Simply enter your monthly uses for each category to see your savings below.


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This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association and Chelmsford Library. How the values were calculated.