Meaning of LIBRARY in English

LIBRARY

noun

1 building

ADJECTIVE

▪ large , small

▪ excellent , good

▪ public

▪ private

▪ local , national , regional

▪ city , county , state , town

▪ branch

▪ central

▪ mobile

a plan to provide mobile ~ services in rural environments

▪ well-stocked

▪ circulating ( historical ), lending

In 1784 he established his first circulating ~.

▪ reference

▪ general

▪ special , specialist

▪ academic , research

▪ campus ( esp. AmE ), college , departmental , school , university

▪ hospital , prison

▪ copyright ( in the UK )

It is a copyright ~ and receives three copies of all books published in Britain.

▪ presidential (= containing documents from a particular former president) ( in the US )

the Herbert Hoover presidential ~ in West Branch, Iowa

VERB + LIBRARY

▪ have

The school has an excellent ~.

▪ go to , use , visit

How often do you go to the ~?

▪ borrow sth from , get sth out of , take sth out of

I got this very interesting book out of the ~.

▪ return sth to , take sth back to

Do you have any books to take back to the ~?

▪ be available at , be available from

Do you know about the other services available at your local ~?

▪ have access to

Everyone in the country should have access to a ~.

LIBRARY + VERB

▪ have sth , hold sth

The ~ has an extensive collection of books on Chinese history.

LIBRARY + NOUN

▪ book

▪ record

▪ shelf , stack

▪ catalogue

▪ card , ticket ( BrE )

▪ assistant , staff

▪ patron ( esp. AmE ), user

▪ facilities , provision , resources , service

the need to improve ~ provision

▪ skills

Students are taught ~ skills in the first week of their course.

▪ research

PREPOSITION

▪ at a/the ~

a poetry reading at the local ~

▪ in a/the ~

I've been reading newspapers in the ~.

2 collection of books, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , extensive , huge , vast

▪ fine , impressive , magnificent , valuable

▪ personal

▪ film , music , photographic , picture , tape , video

▪ digital , electronic , online , virtual

VERB + LIBRARY

▪ have , possess

The family possessed an extensive ~.

▪ amass , build , build up , construct

She had built up an impressive ~ of art books.

▪ add to

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a personal ~ of over 1 000 volumes

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .