Creating a Private Library
Greer has mentioned several times in his writings, that the free public library is only a recent invention. For much of our past, libraries were private things. The high cost of first hand copying, and then manual printing presses and book sellers meant there was a cost to amassing a library. In the last few centuries as printing became cheaper and books became more wide spread, individuals and groups often created small private libraries and reading rooms. These being open to members based on a subscription or as members of a trade or political group.
These private libraries have gotten less and less but with economic costs increasing as our governments have less resources, as well as public libraries trying to reinvent themselves as "media and social centers", the private library will re-emerge as a place of knowledge for the community.
This post and its comments on Ecosopia provides a good outline of the problem as well as ways we could bring these private libraries back.