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Noun: library  'lI,bre-ree [N. Amer], 'lI-b(r)u-ree [Brit]
  1. A building that houses a collection of books and other materials
     
  2. A room where books are kept
    "they had brandy in the library"
     
  3. A collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
     
  4. A depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
    - depository library
     
  5. (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
    - program library, subroutine library

Derived forms: libraries

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, building, collection, deposit, depositary, depository, edifice, repository, room

Part of: house

Encyclopedia: Library, University of Ruhuna