Pharmacy in the library - generates income through rent and encourages footfall
The major challenge facing libraries is budget cuts, so ways to generate income are key. The ideal solution is to rent space to a business; but it would need to have shared customer base with the library; a requirement for a high sreet shop front; appropriate product; not be reliant on impulse purchases; small footprint (to minimise impact on library space).
So, what's the answer?
A pharmacy! Everyone (unless they're very lucky) needs a pharmacy once in a while, and what better place than in a library.
People visit a pharmacy because they need medication, so a convenient location is more important than eye catching store front.
A typical high street store costs £600pw to rent - the library could charge a slightly discounted rent to encourage a tennant.
People can browse the books or use the inernet whilst they wait for their prescription.
Some of the target audiences for social servics/public health would be brought to the library, allowing them to be contacted.