New technologies are taking books and libraries to places that are, as yet, unimaginable.
The history of the library is replete with mechanical marvels. More than collections of books, libraries are social, cultural and technological institutions that house the very idea of a society.
A woman visits the Scientific Institute in Cairo, Egypt. The role of libraries is changing but they are as relevant and important as ever.
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African libraries have more of an opportunity than ever before to bring the continent's knowledge to the world. They just need to adapt their traditional roles and functions.
Today’s libraries are offering skill-building programs.
Traditionally, libraries provided a quiet space to read. Today's libraries are taking on new roles and helping young people gain 21st-century skills.