Finding from Return on Investment of Ohio’s Public Libraries &Comparison with Other States, Howard Fleeter & Associates (April 2016):
77.7%, behind only Minnesota.
country, utilizing library materials and services at a rate that is more than
twice the national average.
visits per year for each person.
patrons, they also do so in a cost effective manner. Ohio has one of the
lowest costs per library transaction, ranking 41st nationally and well below
the national average cost.
(or “benefit”) to Ohio residents in 2014.
operating expenditures of $687.5 million, the ROI from Ohio’s public
libraries in 2014 was 3.89. This means that for every $1 spent by public
libraries in Ohio, $3.89 in benefit was delivered to Ohio residents.
public libraries returns a total economic value of $5.48 to Ohioans.