Some people think that public libraries are no longer important while others disagree. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

It is widely suggested that libraries for the public are no more essential in
this
present era, while other people do not support
this
view.
Although
people can now obtain a wide range of
information
from the
internet
, I believe that public libraries are still important because they are the only source of some
information
. On the one hand, there are numerous
information
available on the
internet
. Many people now use electronic copies of books and do research mainly using their
internet
enabled devices
such
as phones and computers and
this
trend is on the rise.
For instance
, in recent years, many undergraduates in Nigeria who are conducting research depend mainly on the
internet
.
Therefore
, some people believe that since few people use public libraries now, they are no longer relevant.
On the other hand
, public libraries house many publications
,
Accept space
,
which are yet to have electronic copies. Many library catalogues comprise textbooks, periodicals, research journals, audio and video cassettes as well as newspapers that have been used before the advent on the
internet
.
Thus
, they are the only providers of certain
information
. For examples, detailed
information
about the colonial era in Nigeria are provided by the Nigerian National Library.
Although
, the
internet
could reveal some of
this
information
,
however
, they are often inadequate and inaccurate.
Hence
, public libraries are still important today and agree with
this
view. In conclusion, the
internet
is the source of many
information
today,
as a result
, some people think that public libraries are not important again. I disagree with the view, owing to the fact that public libraries are the custodian of many
information
that are not yet on the net. Efforts geared towards harnessing
this
benefit should be promoted.
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