The costs per item or service were estimated based on similar products or services.
These figures were derived by the Massachusetts Library Association based on the table below.
|Library Service||Cost of Service||Based On|
|Books (Adult, Kids, Teens)||$17.00||Amazon.com: Average Cost|
|Audiobooks Borrowed||$9.95||Audible.com: Average Cost per Download|
|Books (SearchOhio or OhioLINK)||$25.00||Amazon.com: Average Cost + Shipping|
|eBooks/eAudiobooks||$15.00||B&N/Amazon.com: Average Cost|
|Magazines||$5.00||Magazines: Estimated Cost per Issue|
|Newspapers||$1.00||Columbus Dispatch: Average Cost per Issue|
|DVDs (Movies)||$4.00||Netflix: Estimated Average Cost|
|CDs (Music)||$9.95||iTunes: Average Cost per Album Download|
|Meeting Rooms (per hour)||$25.00||Room Rental: Estimated Cost per Hour|
|Events/Programs (Adult, Kids, Teens)||$15.00||Admission Fee: Estimated Average Cost per Person|
|Computer/Internet (per hour)||$15.00||FedEx/Kinkos: Cost per Hour|
|Online Collections||$19.95||Online Article: Average Cost per Search|
|Reference Assistance||$8.00||Library Staff: Average Cost per Hour|