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At the same time, the library provides a place for information seeking. Many people feel that with online access to information we will no longer need a physical space that is the library. A physical space has a great social value, however. After all, you can pray anywhere you like, but we still value the gathering in a church or temple. A library is a recognition of the community support for information and continuing education. It provides a place where people can read or think or study without the distractions of home or office. And it responds to a very human need for a social connection.