If you thought libraries were out of fashion, think again. Get ready to go old -school and hit the (literal) books. Here are 5 reasons why nothing beats studying at the library.

Peace and quiet

This is the most obvious, but also one of the most important reasons why studying in a library is great. It’s easier to concentrate on your work when you’re in a quiet area without any distractions.

Internet connection

We all know data struggles can get real, especially towards the end of the month. Luckily, many libraries these days are equipped with computers which you can use for everything from research to essay-writing.

Books, journals and other resources

Yeah, sure, you can Google pretty much anything these days - but that doesn’t mean that books are useless. When researching a topic, you’d be surprised how much information you can find in library books that you can’t find online. Remember that most authors charge for access to their books, journals and papers - even online. Thankfully when you’re at the library, you can access these resources for free. Giving your eyes a break from the computer screen is an added bonus.


Although the Internet is great, there’s a lot of information online that can be wrong, misleading or simply untrue. Thankfully, the information you get from the books, journals, magazines and news-papers at the library is much more reliable. Plus, your teachers will be impressed that you went the extra mile instead of just quoting Wikipedia.

Study vibes

When you’re surrounded by books, notes and other people who are reading and revising, how can you not be inspired to study hard? Never underestimate the power of being in a place that is designated for studying. By being in this academic atmosphere, you can trick your mind into enjoying the idea of studies instead of dreading it.

These are just 5 of our top reasons why the library is still a great place to study, but there are many more. If you don’t believe us, why not just give it a try and see for yourself? You can thank us later- after you get that A+ .

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