I love reading, and I'm a university student, so you'd think I would love the library. To be honest, I'm really not that keen on it!
Why I Don't Like The Library
I think the main reason I don't like the library is because I associate it with stress, deadlines and writing essays.
When I'm under a lot of pressure, with several papers due imminently, I usually find myself in the library because it's the place I'm least distracted. If I'm in the library, it means I've left everything to the last minute and it's suddenly got serious!
Why I Do Like The Library
I don't tend to use the library for finding books to read for pleasure (I've got enough of those at home to catch up on!) but libraries are an excellent place to go for information.
When I was a kid I used to adore the library, but since I've started using it as an essay-writing place, I don't associate the library with pleasure anymore. I don't borrow books for fun nowadays, either—I've got a huge to-read pile and a Kindle, so I doubt I'll run out of reading material any time soon!
I know a lot of people still do use the library for fun, though, and so they're great places for those who can't or would rather not spend money on books.
And, as much as I hate it, I can't deny that the library is a brilliant place for getting academic work done. Now, if only my university library had a coffee machine...