Students today can easily access information online, so libraries are no longer necessary.
Do you agree or disagree?
It is argued that the internet is providing a vast knowledge to pupils, and hence libraries can be closed in the near future. This essay disagrees with the statement, and will first discuss how the information available on different websites is not reliable, and then suggest how reading books give a feeling to read continuously.
The primary reason why people disregard the opinion to learn online is due to the fact that the authenticity of the material provided online is challenging to verify. This is because many websites authors do not disclose the resources from where the data is taken, and they interpret the theories according to their understanding. Thus, on exploring such articles, students might gain wrong information which can spoil their grades and understanding. For example, a recent study by Oxford University revealed that nearly 30% of the study material available online is either wrong or have quite low quality.
Another reason is that it not feasible to have a sense of reading while studying on a computer screen which can be obtained on reading physical books. This is because while reading on display, a lot of stress is imposed on eyes, and therefore, it becomes difficult to concentrate. As a result, complaints regarding eyesight weakness and severe headaches are common. For instance, eye specialist doctors say that the people who regularly stare at the screen for an extended period their eyesight is more likely to be affected than those who do not.
In conclusion, the school and public libraries are the primary source of information because of verifiable resources and physical books help to concentrate.
It is argued that the internet has made it easy to get information about any topic and therefore no need for libraries. I agree with this statement because it is much easy to access online and can save a large part of the government funds.
Firstly, the easy availability of the internet, undoubtedly, makes it easier to have knowledge about any subject. This is to say that students can now search and find information about any field by using their smartphones with the touch of a button. Therefore, it saves a lot of their time and efforts as compared to find this in books available in libraries. Wikipedia is a prime example here. One can type and search for anything on this website and is freely available for users.
Secondly, governments spend a significant part of their budgets on maintaining these libraries which can be saved. This means that authorities have to pay to employees and need to maintain the infrastructure of these amenities. In the absence of these buildings, this money can be spent on other public facilities. For example, in a recent study, Cambridge University found that the UK government spend one-tenth of their budget on public libraries, whereas only ten thousand of students visit these libraries every year. Hence, in the absence of these public facilities, this fund can be used elsewhere.
In conclusion, public libraries are no more needed in this technologies era because vast information available on the internet is easy to access, and the government can use their money on other public departments.