Often, we come across some public libraries that are very well stocked with books. And upon coming across such libraries, we are inclined to develop questions on how the authorities that manage the libraries acquire the funds to stock the public libraries in question with books.
One way in which the authorities acquire the funds to stock public libraries with books is by requesting the government to provide the same (from taxes and other government sources).
Another way in which the authorities acquire the funds to stock public libraries with books is by having the people who use the libraries pay small entry fees. While this approach can also help rid the libraries of ‘idlers’ it can lead to a situation where it discourages ‘readers’ thus beating the whole purpose of having public libraries.
Yet another way in which the authorities acquire the funds to stock public libraries with books is by running fund raisers. There are many benefactors who are likely to find the donation of money to be used in stocking public libraries with books worthwhile. The resources pooled in this way end up being huge enough to buy many, quality books. Some of the benefactors may also be in a position to give their own unused books to the libraries.