Have you thought about charging people to use the library service?

The 1964 Public Libraries and Museums Act requires local authorities to provide a free book-lending service to people who live, work or study in an area. We are allowed to charge for other services, such as DVD and CD hire, loan of playsets and room hire. We are also allowed to charge overdue fees for items returned late. In 2012/13, the service generated £1,208,674 in income.