Students can do just about anything they can treat it sort of like a giant living room. We frowned on food now we think it's an advantage to be able to work in a friendly setting rather than worry about some crumbs dropped here and there.
Information just doesn't float around and get gathered on its own. Libraries give it structure. It's a place that people come to create information and knowledge.
It's our purpose to make sure knowledge lives for a long time, whether it's digital, paper or papyrus.
It's exciting to walk through and see chemistry students drawing compounds and talking. It's not just a bunch of students reading art books.