In most countries, public libraries are available for use free of charge. There are, however, some jurisdictions that decide to charge fees for usage of these facilities. And that has advantages and disadvantages.
Starting with the advantages, we have a scenario where, by charging fees for usage of public libraries, resources can be mobilized to equip the facilities very well. But an argument will be made though, that it is still possible to offer a decent service without charging for it. An example would be that of the Gmail channel under a scheme where we known that Gmail.com cost is basically zero: yet the www.gmail.com utility is so good. Further, where fees are charged for use of public libraries, we tend to have a situation where idlers are kept away from the libraries. This can be a good thing. But it can also be a bad thing: because it is through facilities like library resources that many of these ‘idlers’ can have a chance to improve themselves.
Turning to the disadvantages, we have a scenario where charging fees for usage of public libraries keeps out people who’d otherwise have benefited from the services of the libraries. We also have a situation where a government risks losing political popularity, if it starts going as far as charging fees for services like these.