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FY 2013 Estimated Value of HCPL Service

QuantityLibrary ServicesRetail ValueValue of Services
1,018,442Adult Books Borrowed$20.00$20,368,840
997,601Children’s Books Borrowed$20.00$19,952,020
1,330,087DVD’s Borrowed$4.00$5,320,348
154,977Audio Material Borrowed$15.00$2,324,655
152,372Electronic Books Borrowed$20.00$3,047,440
53,072Magazines Borrowed$3.76$199,551
885Little Leaper Kits Borrowed$189.00$167,265
21,004Interlibrary Loan$25.00$525,100
335Meeting Room Use$100.00$33,500
52,301Adult Program Attendees$16.00$836,816
144,910Kid’s/Teen Program Attendees$15.78$2,286,680
416,473Hours of Computer Use$12.60$5,247,560
800,123Database Searches$6.83$5,464,840
515,534Customer Queries Answered$7.00$3,608,738
Total Value $69,383,353

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Note: The values used above are based on the estimated retail value of the materials or services, with research from the Maine and Massachusetts State Libraries and HCPL staff.

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