Are libraries obsolete now?
- QuentinLv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
No. They are being closed down to save money because of cutbacks and the financial crash of 2008 which we still haven't recovered from. Books are very expensive and many people can't afford them or if they can they can't afford to buy the number they like to read and then not use again so filling bookshelves at home wth books that aren't going to be read again.
That's like saying books are obsolete. Websites are pretty useless to learn about a subject. (They are good for short potted descriptions on narrow subject areas) Wikipedia will reduce a book length biography to a few hundred words. Also it presents information in a random order and not one to help study.
- Anonymous10 months ago
No and hopefully they never are. They are so beneficial.
- CharlesLv 510 months ago
No but I suspect they eventually will be. They might become museums.
- JillLv 710 months ago
No they are evolving and still useful.
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- LynzeighLv 710 months ago
Not yet thankfully. Can't beat paper books!
- As Mad As BirdsLv 710 months ago
They're getting there as time marches on. By the time my children grow up, they're likely to be a rarity.
- BenLv 610 months ago
No, people still rent books other media there right now.
- 10 months ago
Not yet. I mean, I'm a selfish cow and buy books because I'm a "re-reader," but I don't want libraries to be obsolete. I love libraries.
- KathyLv 710 months ago
They are not obsolete yet.
- StanleyLv 710 months ago