Public Libraries: Evolution or Marginalization?


Public Libraries in the U.S. have successfully evolved overtime, in recent years moving from print as the dominant source of information, to electronic access and digital formats. Each of these “movements” occurred at the pace at which a library was able and willing to change. Today, public libraries are confronted with external forces such as Google, Amazon, Netflix and even publishers who are well down the road to marginalizing public libraries. Is it too late?