Challenges to Libraries & Printed Books


1. No library in the world can match  the volume of knowledge on one Wikipedia.

2.No library can match the speed of Google to search a subject.

3.Books are available on Kindle, Apple, Samsung and many other tools so you don’t have to carry a book. Books are stored in your laptop or tablet or mobile phone & available free of charge.

4. You can copy thousands of pages free of charge in minutes.

5.Books can’t be read in darkness but tablets or laptop can be read in darkness as well.

6.You can carry 100s of books in your laptop or tablet while traveling  without any weight or volume to carry.

Future of Libraries and printed books is vulnerable not because of choice but due to convenience and efficiency & less cost in other options. Ahmad Jawad