The perceptions of a digital library throws up, is a place physically devoid of printed materials only occupied by streams of networked computing terminals. When in reality, very few libraries totally consume the concept of a digital library in its entirety. The realities of libraries provide a mixture of digital and non digital resources and services.
The terms 'digital library', ' virtual library' misleading as they present a perception of physical space being minimised which is not the case in today's libraries. Most libraries today are hybrid libraries which intersect between printed and electronic resources in this information age we currently reside in.
However, recently libraries are attempting to digitise whole collections on the premise of providing full access to these non physical items.