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Tax Payer Return on Investment

The 2013 Taxpayer Return on Investment study shows that Florida public libraries return to the community $10.18 of value for every dollar it spends.

$1 Invested = $10.18 Economic Return

$1 Invested = $10.18 in Economic Return



The 2013 Taxpayer Return on Investment Study evaluates:

  • The value that users place on public libraries.
  • Taxpayers' return on investment.
  • The economic impact of libraries in their communities.

Your support of Hillsborough County Public Libraries has a direct impact on you and your family, your neighbors and the prosperity of our community. Thank You.

Library Value Use Calculator

What is your library worth to YOU?

With this handy tool provided by the State Library and Archives of Florida, you can calculate the approximate value of the services you receive from the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative per month.

Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service.

Value of Florida Public Library Services
Input Your Use Library Services Value of Services

Visit Your Tax Bill Guide to compare the monthly value of the services you receive from your Public Library to the annual amount you pay in Ad Valorem Taxes for "Library-Service" on your Property Tax Bill.

How the values were calculated.