||<p><strong>The Government recognises the importance of libraries to local communities.
Local authorities are responsible for funding library services in England, and made
net investment of £701 million in 2015/16. In addition, DCMS has established a £4
million ‘Libraries: Opportunities for Everyone’ fund, managed by the Arts Council
and funded a £2.6 million programme to ensure wifi is available in nearly every public
library in England</strong><strong>.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>