Oliver Asel, Imaginary Rejects latest musicians to perform live at Murray Bridge Library | PHOTOS

The introduction of live acoustic music to Murray Bridge Library, as an encouragement for people to visit, is paying dividends.

About 25 people filled the library's cafe area to see local musician Oliver Asel pump out a set on Sunday afternoon.

Manager Tim Law said libraries needed to stay relevant.

“They’re no longer an ancient, dusty hall filled with old, falling-apart books; they’re a vibrant space for the community,” he said.

“We’ve tried live music to try and get rid of that stigma.

“The more people that come, the more likely we can do it again.”

He said patrons visiting the library to look at books or use the internet had not made many negative comments.

Folk musician and Peri Strathearn lookalike Barney Rebel will perform at the library at 2pm this Sunday, and the University of the Third Age Strummers will be there the following week.

Imaginary Rejects performed on February 4.