In 2016, South Carolina residents used these services at their local libraries...
Worth this much... *
This many times...
A total value of...
|Books and other physical materials borrowed (all ages)||$14.50||22,243,195||$14.50|
|Downloadable ebooks, audio, and video borrowed||$15.00||3,033,320||$15.00|
|Programs/classes attended||$11.25||1,173,173 (3,214 classes/programs offered per day)||$11.25|
|Reference Questions Asked||$7.00||2,718,195 (7,447 questions each day)||$7.00|
|The estimated total value of these primary services provided by public libraries to South Carolinians in 2016:||$74,724,516|
Local governments invest an average of $27.44 per resident in libraries.
Residents receive the value of $102 per resident for local library services.
Return on investment is $3.77 for every $1 spent on library materials and services!
* The cost figures for library services are derived from the Massachusetts Library Association. Contact the South Carolina State Library for details.