Can one think of the library's public without reading?

In the world of libraries it is usual to associate the frequenting of these places with the experience of reading. The link between libraries and reading is largely borne out, but it does not wholly explain the reason for visits to the library. As a result of a national enquiry, we are able to show that being in the library is partly an escape from the nature and intensity of reading. In doing this, we are emphasising that this cultural facility is appropriate in the first place for those with a general education.