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Definition of the noun library

What does library mean as a name of something?

Library is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: libraries

  1. a room where books are kept
    • example: they had brandy in the library
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: room = an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • part of: house = a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
  2. a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
  3. a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
  4. (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
  5. a building that houses a collection of books and other materials

Alternative definition of the noun library


  1. An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by the public or qualified people. It is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users.
  2. A collection of books or other forms of stored information. An individual may refer to his collection of books and other items as his library.
  3. An equivalent collection of analogous information in a non-printed form, e.g. record library
  4. [computer science] A collection of software subprograms that provides functionality, to be incorporated into or used by a computer program.


  1. Library: The White House Library is on the Ground Floor of the White House, the official home of the President of the United States. The room is approximately 27 by 23 feet and is in the northeast of the ground floor. The Library is used for teas and meetings hosted by the President and First Lady. During the 1950s reconstruction of the White House, old building lumber from the house was salvaged and re-made into wall paneling for this room. Several basement rooms in the White House are paneled with salvaged building materials from the pre-reconstructed White House.
  2. Library is an unincorporated community in South Park Township, Pennsylvania along Brownsville Road. Originally known as Loafer's Hollow, it was renamed Library by its residents in honor of the first library in the area, founded by John Moore in 1833. South of Library, the original course of Brownsville Road continues as Pennsylvania Route 88.
  3. Library is a light rail station in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, United States serviced by the Red Line of the Utah Transit Authority's TRAX light rail system. The Red Line provides service from the University of Utah to the Daybreak Community of South Jordan.
  4. Library is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in the Library neighborhood of South Park, Pennsylvania. It is the southern terminus of the Library branch of the Blue Line. A 430 space park and ride lot is located on the premises, drawing travelers from both South Park and Pittsburgh's suburbs in Washington County, located just to the south. Despite the station's name there is no lending library near the train station, in the past many riders have been confused into thinking there was an actual library there.
  5. Library is a Building in Nebraska, Chadron.
    • also known as Media Center; Library, Chadron
  6. Library a.k.a. Memorial Hall is an historic hall located at 30 School Street in Milford, Massachusetts. It was built as a Civil War tribute.
  7. Library is a Transit Stop.
  8. Library a.k.a. Munson Building is a Building in Independence, Iowa.
  9. Library a.k.a. Pfleiderer Center for Religion and the Humanities is a Building in Ohio, Tiffin.

There are other places with in their name, like West Library, Wren Library, Astor Library, Armitt Library, Bosler Library, Morgan Library, Oviatt Library, Public Library, Ruskin Library, Wiener Library, British Library, Peckham Library, Vatican Library, Bodleian Library, Houghton Library, Library of Celsus, Blagg-Huey Library, Library of Michigan, Ben May Main Library.


"Library" is a musical single of Cursor Miner.

  • released in (12 years ago)


  1. "Library" is a book by John Malam.
    • genres: Children's literature, Reference
    • subjects: Architecture, Education, Library
  2. "Library" is a book by Katherine Kuehn.
    • also known as "Library: book artists' invitational [exhibition catalogue]"


  1. Library is a tv series.
    • also known as Thiên Nhất Sinh Thủy
    • begun in (12 years ago)
    • regular cast: Fan Bingbing as Fan Yunlian
  2. "Library" is a 2013 animation film written and directed by Rose Brauner.


"Library" is an artwork (cold-rolled steel) by Simon Ungers, begun in (15 years ago).

  • media: cold-rolled steel


  1. Library: In molecular biology, a library is a collection of DNA fragments that is stored and propagated in a population of micro-organisms through the process of molecular cloning. There are different types of DNA libraries, including cDNA libraries, genomic libraries and randomized mutant libraries. DNA library technology is a mainstay of current molecular biology, and the applications of these libraries depends on the source of the original DNA fragments. There are differences in the cloning vectors and techniques used in library preparation, but in general each DNA fragment is uniquely inserted into a cloning vector and the pool of recombinant DNA molecules is then transferred into a population of bacteria or yeast such that each organism contains on average one construct. As the population of organisms is grown in culture, the DNA molecules contained within them are copied and propagated.
  2. Library was a literary magazine founded in the United States in 1900.
  3. Library is a print ad.

Phrases with Library

Phrases starting with the word Library:

  1. library card
  2. library fine
  3. Library hand
  4. library paste
  5. library catalog
  6. library program
  7. library routine
  8. library science
  9. Library Assistant
  10. library catalogue

Phrases ending with the word Library:

  1. Mobile Library
  2. public library
  3. Digital library
  4. lending library
  5. program library
  6. Borgesian Library
  7. Base Class Library
  8. depository library
  9. subroutine library
  10. circulating library

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Library

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Google previewWisconsin Library Bulletin (1914)

The public library is the university of the people.

The public library is an adult school; it is a perpetual and lifelong continuation class; it is the greatest educational factor that we have; and the librarian is becoming our most important teacher ...

Google previewBusiness, Economics, Financial Sciences, and Management (2012)

by Min Zhu

The Human Library is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage...

Library and its origin and development, points out the Human Library is a new way of tacit knowledge transfer and elaborates the ...

Google previewThe Non-Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze (2002)

by Gregg Lambert

That is, what is the difference between the classical principle of architecture, 'the Library is a circle whose exact center is any...

Google previewMolecular Biology, Principles of Genome Function (2016)

Biology, Molecular biology by CTI Reviews

A cDNA library is a combination of cloned cDNA fragments inserted into a collection of host cells, which together constitute some portion of the transcriptome of the organism. cDNA is produced from fully transcribed mRNA found in the nucleus ...

Google previewCensorship and Selection (2001)

Issues and Answers for Schools by Henry Reichman

In contrast to the Second Circuit, the court in Minarcini held that "the removal of books from a school library is a much more serious burden upon freedom of classroom discussion than the action found unconstitutional in Tinker. . . ." It based this ...

Google previewLibraries and Learning Resource Centres (2013)

by Biddy Fisher

the library is a building which increasingly exists ...

Google previewHow to Start a Nebraska Library (1994)

by Carole Marsh

Over the entire library is an amazing ceiling painted with the sky and angels and roosters and other things that will keep you looking and guessing what they mean for...

Google previewNot Working (2006)

Latina Immigrants, Low-wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform by Alejandra Marchevsky, Jeanne Theoharis

Set back from Anaheim Boulevard by a narrow patch of lawn, the Mark Twain Library is a mere 2,100 square feet. The smallest public branch library in Long Beach, it approximates the size of a generous living room and den with bookshelves ...

Google previewDive Deeper (2012)

Journeys with Moby-Dick by George Cotkin

MORE DISCUSSION OF ARTISTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF WHALES Artist Red Grooms's Moby Dick Meets the New York Public Library is a monumental installation piece; at 45 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 25 feet high, it has the size of a ...

Google previewLibrary & Information Science (2008)

by C.K. Sharma, Rakesh Kumar

Library is a social institution and a part of an over-all development, representing specific stage and a specific function in it. Librarian has a super sensitive receptive mind, having an almost intuitive feeling of the finer shadings of the mental ...

Google previewHow to Start a Mississippi Library at Home Or School (1991)

by Carole Marsh

Over the entire library is an amazing ceiling painted with the sky and angels and roosters and other things that will keep you looking and guessing...

Google previewDictionary for School Library Media Specialists (2001)

A Practical and Comprehensive Guide by Mary Maude McCain, Martha Merrill

Library: A collection of materials organized to provide physical, bibliographic, and intellectual access to a specific group. For example, academic libraries, public libraries, school library media centers, and special libraries serve a specified ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 1 - Abbreviations (1968)

Accountability to Associcao Brasileira De Escolas De Biblioteconomia E Documentacao by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour

research library. Additional stack space constructed underground adjacent to the Fogg Museum and between the museum and the university's new visual arts center made it possible to unite the two fine arts collections under one roof.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 7 - Derunov: Konstantin Nikolaevitch (1972)

Dobrzhinksy: Yevgeniy Narkisovitch to Egypt: Libraries in by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour

LIBRARY. DEVELOPMENT. IN. "East Africa" is a term widely used for that area extending from Sudan and Ethiopia in the north to the Zambesi River in the south. This part of Africa includes Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rowanda.

Google previewEncyclopaedic dictionary of library and information science (2005)

Call number : A unique code printed on a label affixed to the outside of an item in a library collection, usually the lower spine of a book or videocassette, also handwritten or printed on a label inside the item. Assigned by the cataloger, the call ...

Google previewDictionary for Library and Information Science (2004)

by Joan M. Reitz

Definitions unrelated to library and information science are generally omitted. As a rule, definition is given under an acronym only when the full term is rarely used. Alphabetization is letter-by- letter. The authority for spelling and hyphenation is ...

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Quotes about Library

Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it. (Mark Twain)
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Scrabble value of L1I1B3R1A1R1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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