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Student Return on Investment (SROI)

In the academic year 2021-2022 (August 2021 to May 2022), full-time students paid about $308 of their tuition to support the UWF Libraries. We have assigned values (see the calculations used in a .pdf document below table) for our most-used services to help you "take advantage" of the University Libraries this academic year:


What You Can Do During The Academic Year

Value Of The Service For the Academic Year
Study in the library study in the library for 60 minutes during the academic year $134.36
Ask a question of the Reference staff ask one reference question AND use two research guides $211.65
Use a print textbook on reserve borrow a print textbook $79.30
Access and download full text scholarly articles download 12 articles averaging five pages per article $180.00
Use the library's proxy server to access and download full text articles while at home OR while at work save two trips to the Pace Library and two gallons of gas $6.00
Borrow books from the circulating collection borrow two books $35.22
Borrow ebooks from the collection borrow two ebooks $47.40
Borrow books from another library
borrow one book rather than buying it
Stream a video for a course or entertainment
stream one video
Borrow a laptop computer
borrow a library laptop once
Use a library desktop computer to search for information
use a library desktop computer once

  Calculations for Student Return on Investment for 2021-2022.