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library
American English: /ˈlaɪˌbrɛri/
, /ˈlaɪb(ə)ri/
British English: /ˈlʌɪbrəri/
, /ˈlʌɪbri/

Translation of library in Spanish:

noun plural libraries

  • 1 (room, building) public/town library
    biblioteca pública/municipal
    (before noun) library book
    libro (masculine) de la biblioteca
    library card or ticket (British)
    tarjeta (feminine) de lector
    credencial (feminine) de lector (Mexico)
    library paste (US)
    cola (feminine) blanca
    Example sentences
    • I researched sailboat building at our town library and Boston Public Library.
    • So a university gets a new library building but no funds for new books.
    • It's easier to borrow the book from a public library or buy it from a second-hand bookshop.
    Example sentences
    • The bedrooms are linked to the bathrooms, dressing rooms, libraries and anterooms.
    • Along the cool corridors are private dining rooms, libraries, a gymnasium, and Turkish baths.
    • Dominic's room was more like a hotel luxury suite complete with a living room and a private library.
  • 2 (collection)
    (of pictures) archivo (masculine) fotográfico
    (of records) discoteca (feminine)
    (of newspapers) hemeroteca (feminine)
    a library of programs (Computing)
    una colección de programas
    (before noun) library pictures (Television)
    imágenes (feminine plural) de archivo
    Example sentences
    • The museum houses a library with about 60,000 books related to Gandhi and the various causes he espoused.
    • A few Italian book collectors began to amass libraries of unprecedented proportions: one cardinal is said to have had as many as 15,000 books.
    • They visited the stables, admiring the horses, and settled in to read from the extensive library Geoff had collected.
    Example sentences
    • This includes photo libraries, research databases and detailed archives.
    • The archive functions as a dance library and research center, much like the New York City Public Library's Dance Collection.
    • Start your library by researching other denominational hymnals.
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Cultural Note: Library of Congress

La biblioteca nacional de EEUU, situada en Washington DC. Fundada por el Congreso Congress, alberga más de 80 millones de libros y otros objetos en 470 idiomas.