The library and self-education

Our age, dominated by instruction and schooling, could have consigned self-education to a distant past. On the contrary, it seems that voluntary self-training continues to exist at the same time as a means of social advancement and as support for a free and divergent culture. Libraries cannot but be concerned with these developments, which assumes that they are questioning their professional practices in view of this different approach to knowledge, and that they are operating a more fundamental change towards a heuristic perspective.