It’s very easy to still think of libraries in purely physical terms. You walk in – (lidded) coffee in hand – tip your hat to the friendly librarians, and pull a beautiful, hard-back tome from the shelves, feeling primed to escape into its milky white, or perhaps slightly yellowing, pages. Delightful.
As you can probably tell, I get a lot of joy from working in a place that holds so many physical books, but as a Library intern this year, I have also found it really exciting discovering the joys, practicalities and usefulness of the “virtual library”. Our online resources are constantly expanding and evolving, with new e-books and online access being made available weekly, if not daily, in our catalogue.