[IRTalk] Has the library outlived its usefulness in the age of Internet? You'd be surprised

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue May 17 16:50:47 SAST 2016

*Besides providing some of the last refuges of quiet in a noisy,
distraction-filled world, academic libraries have taken such
student-friendly steps* as relaxing (or eliminating) longstanding
prohibitions on food and drink, providing 24/7 study spaces and generally
recreating themselves to be comfortable and friendly rather than cold and

Examples of how forward-leaning academic libraries are attracting students

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