What will the future hold for Irving Public Library? For decades, experts have been predicting the demise of public libraries. They said the Internet would kill libraries. They also said digital entertainment, such as e-books, would be the end of libraries.
The Irving Public Library’s digital download services, Overdrive, Hoopla, 3M, Freegal and Axis360, are some of our fastest growing and popular services. Rather than seeing technological advancement as a threat, libraries have learned to embraced it and look forward to what the future has in store.
From search engines that can find information by smell, taste, density and speed, to catalogs with more human-like qualities, and world-wide library systems, the library’s future looks bright.
Find out the new directions libraries are taking to continue serving as vital public institutions in a program featuring Texas State Librarian Mark Smith at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the South Irving Library, 601 Schulze Drive.
Call 972-721-4612 for more information.
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