Originally Posted by Hellmark
Odd. In the US, public libraries are free. You check out a book, you have a week or two to read it, and only if you do not return it in time do you have to pay (usually like a dime or something a day).
Libraries in the US are not free they are paid for by taxes from the land owners of that city. That is the primary reason why you have to live in that city to open up an account.