- Use the library as information centres / one stop shops for council services like in Hull
- For family history, local newspaper archives. Many offer subscription-only online family history tools such as Ancestry, for free.
- Start-up businesses often use libraries, be it for free access to British Standards online or for meetings/research or for computers/fax/photocopier.
- A “a beacon of civilization“ and a symbol of “what we as a country stand for”.
- Intellectual freedom is basic to public libraries which help to sustain a democratic society.
- Libraries are increasingly lend E-books.