The Internet or the Library? – Which Do You Prefer?

Promptness, Reliability, and Efficiency, these are some of the benefits of modern technology that we may want to experience and imply for our learning today. Modern technology, specifically the internet had already been a big help. The internet is an international web of interconnected networks that lets you connect to information on government, education, and the likes. It has been making studying easier for years. It forged studying effortless. Libraries become empty dark rooms because of the widespread usage of the internet. Does this mean that the internet alone nowadays is the only reliable source we can depend on and the library is not? Or do even kids of this generation know the significance of Library? Which is more massive, the Internet or the Library?

A Library is a place of knowledge. It is a room of different sources of knowledge such as reading materials where we could satisfy our cultural, informational, recreational, and educational needs. For some who don’t know how to use it, Library is a struggle. People have to search every book cabinet and scan every page of the book just to find what are you looking for. That is why most of the students today prefer to scrutinize on the internet than to read in the library. Students have this mindset that the Library is as boring as everyone could have ever imagined, but they haven’t thought of the significance and the actualization of learning it could share with us. Most of the students agree that it is a place of boredom, that library is more of a sleeping room rather than a learning room. They don’t give importance to it, that we can go through real hands-on learning in the library. We can see and read actual hard copies of books, novels, and even magazines we love in Libraries which we can’t experience on the internet. The Internet, on the other hand, is preferred by the mass because it is just a click away from the most bothering question you’ll ever have on your mind. That’s away it is widely used nowadays. No more separate books and journals to interpret, nor another device for audio and visual materials to watch or listen. No more walking on the long aisle of book cabinets nor searching on card catalogs. You will be just needing a computer set and an internet connection.

The internet could really make studying a hundred times easier but a million times lazier as well. Students will just have to sit, type their questions and answers pop out instantly. There is no value for learning anymore. Most of the time, the internet just shows pictures of books or excerpt from novels. Those are the reasons why the internet still cannot replace the worth of the Library. We can still rely on the information the room of knowledge would share to us. The library is prompt if you know how to use it. It is also reliable and more efficient when applying to the studying process.

On the whole, the Library still weighs heavier than the internet. It’s not the number of words you know nor the questions you can answer that is essential after all, but it’s the value of learning that is significant to us. It’s not how fast you find answers but it’s how well do you answer. That is the real learning we could acquire from a library. Kids and students of the new generation should still know how to use a library somewhere and somehow. If not for the worth of studying, for learning at least.

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