Share this entry
reference library Syllabification: ref·er·ence li·brar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈref(ə)rəns ˌlīˌbrərē/

Definition of reference library in English:


A library, typically one holding many reference books, in which the books are not for loan but may be read on site.
Example sentences
  • Why not do all that at its present site, where it is close to the reference library, the Minster library and the art gallery?
  • The biggest reference library was the Lenin Library in Moscow, developed from an 1862 foundation.
  • After joining the service in 1966, Mrs Lord has worked in the central children's library, the reference library and has been a branch librarian.
Definition of reference library in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources