Circulation of Resources
After the acquisition and classification of materials, users can digitally access the same materials through the library’s OPAC System. Readers can now browse or reserve books right on their fingertips.
Libraries subscribing to e-journals, e-magazines or e-books don’t have to provide a physical copy of the material in the library. Whether the user’s subscription is paid, for free, pay-per-use or on a trial method, the subscriber gets a unique User ID which he will use in remotely logging in online.
According to Public Libraries Online, the electronic circulation of materials is growing steadily at a rate of 11.7% as of 2017. Although this figure does not sufficiently justify the removal of physical materials in libraries, the increasing rate is a manifestation of online traffic.
As advancement is becoming a trend, libraries should have the ability to access rather than own.