Etymology: From librarie, from librairie.
- An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by certain people. It is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users.
- A collection of books or other forms of stored information. An individual may refer to his collection of books and other items as his library.
- record library
- (computer science) A collection of subprograms used to develop software.
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