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Winnipeg Public Library

Library Value Calculator

Are you getting good value for your dollars?

The average home owner in Winnipeg contributes $38.52 annually to the Library by way of their property tax bill.

How to use this calculator

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family uses each Library service.
  • Estimated retail value of each service (if purchased) will be calculated automatically on the right.
  • Total value of your library use for the year is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.

Value of Library Services

Number of times you borrow this kind of item per month Value of Service Per Month

(i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)


Click here to learn how these figures were calculated.

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Library Services

Programs and Events

All of these, and many more great services are available at your local branch.

The calculator worksheet has been adapted from a downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library. Maine State Library added extra accessibility coding and reformatting for ease of reading online.


Last update: January 16, 2017