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What Are the Benefits of an Online Library?


While there's something to be said about the allure of actually walking into a library, seeing racks upon racks of good reading and smelling the irresistible scent of a multitude of books, an online library can benefit many people in ways that a physical library full of hard copy books just can't compare with.

Convenient Hours

An online library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No longer do you have to head online to check library hours or try to rush that book back before the due date; with an online library, you get 24/7 access to your favorite titles, all from the comfort of your own home (or the coffee shop, wherever you happen to be browsing from).

Access from Anywhere

An online library can be accessed anywhere in the world by anyone with a computer. Patrons of an online library aren't confined to a set geographical area, which means that the library can serve countless more people--basically, anyone who has a computer, Internet access and the correct URL for the online library can take advantage of its many offerings.

Multiple Users

Books in an online library can be checked out by multiple users at the same time. Say goodbye to wait lists on popular titles; with an online library, digital copies of today's hottest books can be checked out by numerous people at once. No lines, no waiting, just a few clicks and you're reading that book you've been dying to check out.

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