Everyone can get access to the research they need via their library journal subscription

There is a lot evidence to show that this is not the case – even in academia people have problems accessing research publications.

A study in 2007 showed that UK researchers and learners may not have access to around one-third of publications by researchers in other UK universities. http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/4842/

A RIN publication of five case studies showed that 76% of researchers had problems with access at least monthly http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/using-and-accessing-information-resources/collaborative-research-case-studies

The SOAP Project (2011) found that 37% of respondents found access difficult or rare: http://project-soap.eu/highlights-and-data-of-the-soap-survey-now-available/

And what about the developing world. Many countries do not qualify for schemes that supply journal access at cheap rates: http://www.research4life.org/institutions.html