Library is familiar with everyone, especially students or under-graduate because it is collection of information resources of all fields by other forms from year to other years.
In library, you can search printed books and periodicals or of any other graphic or audio-visual video for meeting informational or educational demands.
Actually, there are 6 main types of library: traditional, automated, electronic, digital, virtual and hybrid library. How is reason or feature to divide into key types. It is replied in this following article.
Traditional library: as this name, this library contains print media, manuscripts in a long time. So the documents seem deteriorated and old. The arrangement of paper is not organized well so readers make troubles when finding correct book they want. It’s limitation about physical boundary.
Automated Library: It is created thanks technology achievement. Now you can search catalog from the readable machine. This library have already set up an automatically system for computerized acquisition and circulation.
Electronic Library: It is upgrade of the automated library. Instead of setting up fixed system, you can use LAN and CD-ROM networking to find, store or print document directly.
Digital Library: It is a higher development of electronic library. Besides using documents through the same networking, you can access to other online sources through the Internet. It is more beneficial and convenient than the previous library.
Virtual Library: The definition is familiar with definition of digital library. It means you can access to any information resources through national and international networks like internet and intranet without going to the physical boundary. You need to register an official account then you have the right to access at any time or anywhere you need to use. Hybrid Library: it is the newest type of different library. It takes advantage of searching fastest and printing when you have demand. It shows the transitional change of the library better and better.