Physical libraries: We still need them!

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By Melissa Fan, Staff Reporter After a grueling session of essay editing, it’s independent reading time. The teacher tells everyone to take out their book, and you look around. How many students are using a kindle or an online device to read? Few. Comparing the number of people who are reading physical copies of books...

By Melissa Fan, Staff Reporter

After a grueling session of essay editing, it’s independent reading time. The teacher tells everyone to take out their book, and you look around. How many students are using a kindle or an online device to read? Few. Comparing the number of people who are reading physical copies of books to those with online editions, it’s obvious: a book in hand is the better option. An online Forbes study also found that 65% of readers prefer physical books in comparison to the 35% that prefer either audiobooks or ebooks. Physical copies of books simply cannot be replaced by their technological counterparts, and the very core of where books can be found, the library, is still a necessity.


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