Return on Investment Calculator

Your personal return on investment is based on your responses and the typical annual tax contribution for your Michigan library. You see a returned value of $ for every one dollar invested.

Values Used in the Calculations

Valued Item
Value
Book Checked Out at a Library $15
Book Borrowed Through Melcat $12
MeL eResource (per search) $7.50
Magazine Read at a Library $5
Magazine Checked Out at a Library $5
Movie Checked Out at a Library $5
Music Recording Checked Out at a Library $10
Audio Book Checked Out at a Library $18
Ebook / Audio Book Downloaded From the Library $8
Children's Program at a Library $7
Library Program, Such as a Book Club, for Adults $15
Patron Spending an Hour on a Library Computer $22.50
Reference Question at a Library $20
General Full-Text Articles Accessed From a Library's Website or the Michigan eLibrary $10
Academic Full-Text Articles Accessed From a Library's Website or the Michigan eLibrary $35
Michigan Activity Pass Checked Out at a Library $15
College and K-12 Practice Exams and Courses through Michagan eLibrary
$300
Vocational Tests and Skill Building Courses $109
The Return on Investment Calculator was adapted from the Library Research Service Return on Investment calculator code.

You are seeing a returned value of $ for everyone dollar invested!

Value updated at Library of Michigan August, 2014.