Explanation and Values for Library Use Value Calculator
Updated figures, Feb. 2011, provided by the Maine State Library

The chart below provides background for estimated or average costs for library resources and services. For example, the Maine State Library used an average between hardcover and paperback prices for adult and childrens books from online retailers to arrive at average prices for those categories. They also relied on the Library and Book Trade Almanac for other print material prices.

Estimated or average Maine values with explanation (click to enlarge:)