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As a college student, my excessive tuition goes to the extensive library services I am fortunate to use every day to research and write papers. What is particularly helpful is how well books and articles are catalogued online. I can type in search words and in minutes, a list is generated of everything I could possibly need.
I think this type of system makes the library particularly accessible to someone my age, who has grown up with the internet. Regardless of whether or not everything is "going to be online anyways" the more we can strengthen the connection between the internet and physical books instead of isolating them will deterimine the way we acquire and retain information.
In the summertime, I use the library in my hometown to check out books and CDs that I never have time to enjoy during the school year. I think that without the mere knowledge of a library being there, I would go crazy. If none of my other career options work out, I plan to go to library school.
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