5 Ways Libraries Became Better Because of the Internet

Oleg Kagan
Oct 2, 2018 · 4 min read

“I bet the internet has brought down library use…” is one of the first things people say to me when I tell them I’m a librarian. In fact, it’s not true. The unvarnished truth is that library use has risen by a lot since the world wide web became commonplace in the early nineties. In my view, the reasons for this are relatively uncomplicated; in the same way that the internet has made some areas of everyday life more efficient, it has also improved the way libraries serve their patrons. Meaning, instead of replacing libraries, it has helped them do what they’ve always done, but better! Here are five ways the libraries and the internet work together:

1. Answers to your questions, faster

2. Educational possibilities

3. More stuff for you!

4. Necessary new services

5. The library is growing!

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