Internet Use Surpasses Library Use On Campus

A study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project indicates that more U.S. college students use the Internet for academic work than use the campus library. According to Steve Jones, head of the Communications Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of the study, students have come to regard high-speed Internet access as a utility, just like water or phone service. The study showed that students use the Internet for research more often than they used the library, but they also use it for communication, both with peers and with professors. Other results showed that 85 percent of college students own computers, and most of them prefer to access the Internet from home. Washington Post, 16 September 2002