A calculator tool can offer students an understanding of library services and their "financial relationship" to the library. Interactive ROI calculators list the most used library services and resources and help students to get an estimate of the value of their personal use of the library.
Alternatively, or in addition, you can prepare a worksheet of the expected use of the library that students would need to realize the value of their tuition contribution. A sample table is provided in the "Value of Resources and Services" tab.
In academic year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018), a full time student paid about $614 of their tuition to support the Library. Under the tab labeled “Value of Resources and Services” we have assigned values for our most-used services to show you how to “take advantage” of the Library and get the most from your tuition money this academic year.
Additionally, you may use this calculator to determine your personal “return on investment” from the Library.
Steps to Creating Your Own ROI Calculator: