Books are still books, but the 21st century has brought other changes to college libraries. The 24/7 news cycle is one. Many college libraries, including most recently the library at American University, says the Eagle, are opening their doors all day and all night, even on weekends. Starbucks is another change. "Academic libraries are finally facing the reality that most students prefer to read, focus on, and contemplate ideas over food and drink," Colgate's university librarian tells the Maroon News. "Cafes provide a pleasant social space with food to encourage such exchanges."