Libraries exist to preserve society’s cultural artifacts and to provide access to them.

If libraries are to continue to foster education and scholarship in this era of digital technology, it’s essential for them to extend those functions into the digital world. Flat Fact : The Royal Library of Alexandria, or Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was probably the largest, and certainly the most famous, of the libraries of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of thePtolemaic dynasty, and functioned as a major center of scholarship, at least until the time of Rome’s conquest of Egypt, and probably for many centuries thereafter. Alexander, although picking the site and planning the general layout of the city, died before he could take part in the construction of the library or academy that was created in his name.
It was eventually Burned To The Ground

Well now

Flat Fact: The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress and is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and holds the largest number of books (with the British Library being second at about 14 million books. The head of the Library is the Librarian of Congress, currently James H. Billington.

Indeed, The Internet comments

Flat Fact: Internet Archive: Free Downloads: Text Archive
Songs of a Sourdough By Robert W. Service (details | pdf) Internet Archive Canada has reached a milestone, in scanning its 200000th book! …60000 books from Library of Congress go online · Web, 150 billion pages …Scanned books only arrow Advanced Search. featuring 23870985 books (including 1164827 with full-text).The Internet Sacred Text Archive: Welcome to the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web. 4,123 pages published

A Library of selected books available Includes The Prophet. For the moment the Library is free but we will expect readers to join when this becomes available. Donations of Books are greatefully received. Only books you have ownership of will be accepted. Copyright will not be infringed. A vast Library…How To Choose? The Only Answer is

“They Caught My Eye…..”

Deer Please Note: Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

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