As of 2019, the City of South Portland was paying approximately $28 per citizen, annually, for library services. You can use the form below to approximate whether your use of the library has paid for itself.

Value of Library Services
# of Items
Library Services Value of

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

The calculator worksheet has been adapted from original downloadable spreadsheet 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.