The writer discusses the information needs that people might have in 20 years time. Since traditional public library services are more oriented toward the pleasures of reading, they should still be relevant. However, elementary and secondary school student library patronage could be lost to home computer services. Although some university administrators suppose that technology will replace the traditional academic library, the majority of electronic services do not provide full-text services, and this could cause a surge in intercampus and interlibrary borrowing. A number of issues related to the Internet are also discussed.
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