Read this short article in The Atlantic and see if you agree:
Right now there are 92 comments where people are engaged in heated discussion about whether libraries still matter, and whether there are still people in the US who are too poor to be able to pay fees.
What do you think? I'd especially like to hear from readers in countries where people do pay membership fees to use the library. How does that work? Does it keep some from using the library? Do you use a sliding scale to make sure fees are affordable at different levels?
We clearly need more funding to keep libraries open -- are rental fees the way to do it?