Translation of library in Spanish:

library

Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪbreri; ˈlaɪbrəri/

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (room, building) biblioteca (feminine) public/town library biblioteca pública/municipal (before noun/delante del nombre) library book libro (masculine) de la biblioteca library card o ticket (British English/inglés británico) tarjeta (feminine) or (Mexico/México) credencial (feminine) de lector library paste (American English/inglés norteamericano) cola (feminine) blanca
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (collection — of books) biblioteca (feminine); (— of pictures) archivo (masculine) fotográfico; (— of films) filmoteca (feminine); (— of records) discoteca (feminine); (— of newspapers) hemeroteca (feminine) a library of programs [Computing/Informática] una colección de programas (before noun/delante del nombre) library pictures [Television/Televisión] imágenes (feminine plural) de archivo
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.