As a librarian, my short answer to that question must be: yes. However, I know it is a discussion to have and that not everybody agrees with me. I will personally give you the reasons why I do believe libraries to be useful, and would like you to give me in the coments your opinion on that topic.
You may also like : How to combine your internship with your academic work?
♡ Why I do think that libraries still matter ♡
1- Libraries allow people to be able to read and learn for free, something very rare noawadays.
2- Libraries allow parents to get inspired when it comes to doing activities with their children.
3- Libraries are a happy place you can go to in order to calm your nerves.
4- Libraries are a place for writers to get inspired and thus play a huge role in the writing process & literary creation.
5- Libraries are a place for book lovers to meet and have deep conversations about the books they love.
6- Libraries are usually the only place people can go to spend time for free.
This is definitely not an exhaustive list but it will hopefully get the conversation started. I really do think that in spite of all the things the internet can provide us with (content, copnnections etc.), libraries do have a part to play in the literary sphere. It is a place of connection, of reading but above all, a place of equality. In a library, everyone must feel included, find content that they personally like and feel listened to. Being a librarian, in my own humble opinion, is not only about lending books: it is about helping people feel happier.