After 60 years of its birth, The British Council Library has shut itself with a more sustainable plan and moves online.
Remember, how in schools, once a week, a lesson was just dedicated to going to the library. From picking up on novels, magazines, newspapers, scientific books, a library is the storehouse of it all. Well, thanks to the internet for providing the same information and a lot more with ease.
Though, have you ever wondered at the pace that the libraries are shutting, will our younger generations know the hassle of finding books in a library or experience the joy and the feeling of sitting in a quiet environment and reading without any worldly distractions. All said and done, here is something that you need to know. The British Council Library shuts physically but moves online.
The news is phenomenal yet sad. The library is shifted online and can be accessed by anyone across the world is a piece of good news to know, but the thought of not able to spend hours in that library and getting lost in the world of books anymore is a lil Heartbreaking, isn’t it? The decision of going fully online was taken in mid-June. The ages-old libraries in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and Pune are now shut.
Santosh Koshy, a third-generation owner of Koshy’s, mentions, “My grandfather facilitated the British Council library to be set up above the cafe. A lot of our customers used to visit the library or vice versa.” The space of the legendary library will now be used for conducting the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests and other United Kingdom examinations operated by BC Examinations and English Services India Pvt Ltd.
Though it makes us a little weak overall, it is good that The British Council Library moves online and is now accessible to many. What do you think?
News Source: The Hindu