Meaning of LIBRARY in English

LIBRARY

transcription, транскрипция: [ laɪbrəri, AM -breri ]

( libraries)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A public library is a building where things such as books, newspapers, videos, and music are kept for people to read, use, or borrow.

...the local library...

She issued them library cards.

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2.

A private library is a collection of things such as books or music, that is normally only used with the permission of the owner.

My thanks go to the British School of Osteopathy, for the use of their library.

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