Australia: schools drop libraries in favour of digital hubs and e-learning

(9 Feb 2020) A new A$225 million (S$209 million) school in Sydney has caused a stir after it opened with state-of-the-art facilities – but no library.

Instead, the Arthur Phillip High School in the Sydney district of Parramatta will have “iHubs”, which will have digital resources and some hard copy books. Other books will be available via a librarian on request.

The move follows a shift away from traditional libraries and books in schools across Australia.

The Strait Times has the full story here.