What do you think of modern libraries?

China
April 20, 2007 10:54pm CST
I've just watched a video about drastic changes in today's libraries. Internet access has expanded into libraries; cappuccino and deserts are served there; even yoga courses are available in some. Even some are not called "library" anymore, but "idea store" instead. It's feared that libraries will have to lure people in by saying that "we offer this or that service" and libraries are losing its original function--providing books and place to read. The case of the library on my campus is quite similar. We can easily get Internet access and food and drink there, few people go there in order to read, and the books are not well-preserved. What's the library in your community or school like? Could please share with me your experience with libraries and your attitude towards the changes that are taking place?
1 response
@yanstill (1491)
• China
21 Apr 07
hello,thank you for your comments on my blog and on my disscussion.i really appreciate it. i watched that similar video on putclub before.it is said that in other countries,maybe britain,people even drink coffee in libraries.now it is a place for rest and relax much more than study.many people think that is not good for learning,i think so too.sometimes that will interupt other people,for example,when you are eating something that makes big noise.i prefer quiet circumstances.and in my school,our library is managed pretty well,no noise,no food,all we can do there is reading,no talk.everybody obeys that rule,and i feel good that way.:)