We don't have public libraries in India to speak of. Is a library a public good? While a book is clearly rival, it seems that a library is something that's non-rival and needn't be excludable.
I was intrigued by this article by Manoj Sharma which describes the rise of for-profit libraries in India which are using the Internet well. A library is certainly excludable. He describes two firms doing this -- friendsofbooks.com and bookmeabook.com.
I tried to look at both collections and they were not that impressive. It was perhaps too much to expect them to hold certain dry non-fiction books, so I looked for fiction.
bookmeabook had no Alan Furst, no Raymond Chandler.
friendsofbooks had one book by Alan Furst, and no Raymond Chandler.
So I guess this is a way to make progress on access to books, but so far, these offerings are not impressive.