Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since computer technology can replace libraries’ functions. To which extent do you agree or disagree?

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  • Su Yan
    University: senior school student
    Nationality: China
    March 24, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since computer technology can replace libraries’ functions. To which extent do you agree or disagree?

    With the existence of advanced digital technology, it seems that digital libraries could take place of public libraries

    Nowadays many platforms and websites for reading books have already appeared. So, people can borrow the books then turn them back on the internet easily in which public libraries are less and less indispensable. In this way, the expense of keeping public libraries, including electricity bills, salary of personnel and spending taking care of books are no longer needed. Governments thus could put that money into developing other infrastructures.

    Additionally, e-libraries can help people read conveniently, encouraging them to read more. For many libraries, most of them still provide paper books instead of electronic devices like kindles and computers for people to read. However, cell phones have already been really popular. If readers want, they can easily download applications then read some e-books on those platforms even without any payment. Consequently, they could save the transportation fees on getting to real libraries and the money spent on handling readers’ cards. It could benefits readers especially those who couldn’t afford paper books or live far away from libraries. Because it could be cheaper and simplify the procedures of getting books, thus sparking their enthusiasm of reading.

    On the other hand, sometimes libraries might not be a wasteful use of money. The reason is that the surroundings here are much better than noisy offices or messy homes. Readers thus can settle down to reading rather than being disturbed or distracted constantly by games and notifications.

    In conclusion, telecommunications is an excellent source of knowledge. However, in some cases, the availability of public libraries is necessary as well.

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    Su Yan
    University: senior school student
    Nationality: China
    March 27, 2020 at 3:34 am

    The operation of libraries requires substantial investment and, many people now tend to read books online. So, digital libraries may substitute public counterparts although public libraries still perform some functions.

    Nowadays, many platforms and websites for reading books have already appeared. So, people can borrow the books then turn them back on the internet anywhere in anytime. Public libraries are hence less and less indispensable. Then the expense of keeping public libraries, including electricity bills, the salary of personnel and spending taking care of books are considerably reduced. Governments thus could put that money into developing other infrastructures.

    Additionally, e-libraries can help people read conveniently, encouraging them to read more. Most public libraries now still provide paper books rather than electronic devices for people to read. But cell phones have already been popular. If readers want, they can download applications to read e-books even without any payment. Therefore, they could save the transportation fees and the money spent on handling readers’ cards. It could benefit readers, especially those who couldn’t afford paper books or live far away from libraries. Since it would be cheaper and simplify the procedures of getting books, readers’ enthusiasm on reading are sparked.

    Yet, sometimes real libraries might not be a wasteful use of money. The reason is that the surroundings here are much better than noisy offices or messy homes. Those libraries require all visitors to read quietly and close their mobile phones. Readers thus can settle to reading instead of being distracted by games and notifications.

    In conclusion, telecommunications are an excellent source of knowledge. But, in some cases, the availability of public libraries is necessary as well.

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