Harrow's Civic Centre library would open for four hours on a Sunday under a Labour council opposition members have claimed.
The proposal was part of the opposition party's repsonse to the Conservative budget that was approved yesterday evening at a full meeting of Harrow Council.
Outlining an ultimately failed amendment, party leader Bill Stephenson said: "When we used to open the library on Sundays, it was by far the most popular day of the week for visitors."
He said the council ought to allow residents who do not pay their council tax by direct debit to spread payments over 12 instalments instead of 10 if they can prove financial difficulty.
Mr Stephenson said a Harrow business officer should be appointed from within existing staff to co-ordinate all services across the council for businesses.
Labour also want another civil servant to be allocated as a Section 106 officer to maximise the amount of contributions that applicants have to pay to the council for community enhancements as a condition of winning planning permission.
The other ideas put forward by Labour include hiring a second external funding officer to help the council win more grants, to establish a cross-party working group to help residents and companies beat the recession and to introduce a book of rememberance for the borough's war dead.
Labour calculated that by taking £140,000 from the borough's contingency funds, their proposals could be implemented at no extra cost to taxpayers.