Library Center visitors, please note! The regular book drop and drive-up window service will be closed Thursday, Sept. 20, for about one week while awnings are replaced. A temporary book drop will be available near the regular one. The Mudhouse south entrance and patio will also be unavailable. If you need to pick up items or conduct other business, please come inside the building. Thank you for your patience during construction.

The Library

thelibrary.org Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri

What is your library worth to you? Use this calculator to find out how much you would pay out of pocket for library services and how much value you are getting for your tax dollar.

Enter the number of times you use the following library services each month.

Your Use Library Services Value of Services


Where did these numbers come from?

Typical taxpayer contributions are determined from the most recent Public Library Data Service Statistical Report.

We borrowed some values of library service figures from Maine State Library's Library Use Value Calculator and based other values on the common current price for items.

*Your personal return on investment is based on your responses and the typical annual tax contribution for Springfield-Greene County Library. You see a returned value of $ for every one dollar invested.