A library is a place where collections of books are kept. If you ever want a reminder of how very much there is to learn in this world, pay a visit to your local library.
The noun library, meaning, “a room or building where books are housed,” comes from the Latin librarium “chest for books.” That, in turn, evolved from the Latin liber, a word meaning “book, paper, parchment,” and, more literally, “the inner bark of trees.” The writer Jorge Luis Borges said, “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” What would your vision of paradise look like?
n a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
- depository library
a place where reading materials are available
circulating library, lending library
library that provides books for use outside the building
n a room where books are kept
- Type of:
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
n a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
a collection of books
a nonprofit library maintained for public use
a collection of books that can be rented by readers in return for a small daily fee