The more historical culture is available to us the more we tend to stay with the stuff that's stood the test of time and less of today's releases which frankly have never been more good than bad.
Total bullshit. Public libraries did not pop out of existence. Project Gutenberg was not disbanded. Yes, many libraries closed because towns have money problems or politics, but not nearly all of them (people who believe in libraries will do quite a lot to keep them open). In communities with libraries, such as my own, I'd wager you are able to walk in right now and get any classic book you care to name, because (unless it's been recently adapted into a film or TV show) actual people do not give a damn about the classics.
The main reason libraries have been seeing a resurgence in use is the crushing recession. But that's never stopped library patrons from getting on waiting lists, not for Pride & Prejudice, but for the latest pulp book, or the latest movie release. I volunteered and worked at my local library for years, and the books everyone wanted were new, not old.