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library US English

A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to

film library US English

A collection of films, especially one kept for research or for borrowing or renting

British Library US English

The national library of Britain, containing the former library departments of the British Museum. The principal copyright library, it was established separately from the British Museum in 1972, and moved to a new headquarters in 1998

lending library US English

A public library from which books may be borrowed and taken away for a short time

library edition US English

An edition of a book that is of large size and has good-quality print and binding, especially the standard edition of a writer’s works

library school US English

A graduate school of a university teaching library science

library science US English

The study of collecting, preserving, cataloging, and making available books and other documents in libraries

rental library US English

A library that rents books and other material for a fee

Bodleian Library US English

The main research library of Oxford University, and one of six copyright libraries in the UK

copyright library US English

A library entitled to receive one free copy of each book, pamphlet, map, music sheet or score, and periodical published in the UK

reference library US English

A library, typically one holding many reference books, in which the books are not for loan but may be read on site

circulating library US English

A small library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers

Library of Congress US English

The US national library, in Washington, DC

software library in library US English

A collection of programs and software packages made generally available, often loaded and stored on disk for immediate use