The libraries here in England are vastly different, you have to pay for everything besides checking out books - It costs £1.30 to put an item on hold, £1.80 for an audiobook, £1.00 for a CD, £2.50 to rent a dvd, and £1 for 20 minutes on the internet. My particular library system very rarely have the books I want to read, hence one of the reasons I buy so many books, and if I do see a book I want to read at the library, I get very excited about it, because it happens so rarely.
I don't get me wrong, I love libraries, I think they are wonderful and I will support them no matter what. I simply just miss the wonderful amazingness that is the Virginia Beach public library system.
Enough of my ranting ;-)
How about you, do you use your local libray? If so, how is the selection and what if anything do you have to pay for?