Digital libraries give access to multiple contents with a potentially infinite number of resources and selections at hand. The main limit for traditional libraries is represented by physical space: books consume a lot of it and people often have to walk round in search of a particular material. Thanks to Internet and cloud storage, digital libraries overcome this limitation, expanding students’ horizons in learning. They can access an enormous amount of knowledge and share contents with others, facilitating the expansion of education.
As long as an Internet connection is available, digital libraries are accessible anywhere and at any moment using a simple technological device, such as a PC, a tablet or even a smartphone. This means students can consult online books, images, videos and all the other educational contents without having to wait and go to the nearest physical library. They can do it in a formal environment, for example at school, or they can relax at their homes getting an instant access to the information they need.