This study was conducted by Berk Consulting for the Santa Clara County Library District in 2013. The report was funded by the Cupertino Library Foundation.
SCCLD’s full impact on Library District residents’ education, personal growth, community building, information and technology access, and quality of life is immeasurable. By estimating the value of a more easily quantifiable subset of these benefits, this study shows that the value of SCCLD’s services in fiscal year 2011- 12 was between at least $83.0 and $171.8 million. This means that for every dollar spent by SCCLD, the community receives at least $2.50 to $5.17 in direct benefits.