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noun (plural libraries)
a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to:a school library [as modifier]:a library book a collection of books and periodicals held in a library:the Institute houses an outstanding library of 35,000 volumes on the fine arts a collection of films, recorded music, genetic material, etc., organized systematically and kept for research or borrowing:a record library a series of books, recordings, etc., issued by the same company and similar in appearance. a room in a private house where books are kept. (also software library) Computing a collection of programs and software packages made generally available, often loaded and stored on disk for immediate use.