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A Library is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community to solve reference tasks.



  • (Wikipedia, 2024) ⇒ Retrieved:2024-3-2.
    • A library is a collection of books, and possibly other materials and media, that is accessible for use by its members and members of allied institutions. Libraries provide physical (hard copies) or digital (soft copies) materials, and may be a physical location, a virtual space, or both.

      A library's collection normally includes printed materials which may be borrowed, and usually also includes a reference section of publications which may only be utilized inside the premises. Resources such as commercial releases of films, television programmes, other video recordings, radio, music and audio recordings may be available in many formats. These include DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, cassettes, or other applicable formats such as microform. They may also provide access to information, music or other content held on bibliographic databases.

      Libraries can vary widely in size and may be organised and maintained by a public body such as a government, an institution (such as a school or museum), a corporation, or a private individual. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are trained experts in finding, selecting, circulating and organising information while interpreting information needs and navigating and analysing large amounts of information with a variety of resources.

      Library buildings often provide quiet areas for studying, as well as common areas for group study and collaboration, and may provide public facilities for access to their electronic resources, such as computers and access to the Internet.

      The library's clientele and general services offered vary depending on its type: users of a public library have different needs from those of a special library or academic library, for example. Libraries may also be community hubs, where programmes are made available and people engage in lifelong learning. Modern libraries extend their services beyond the physical walls of the building by providing material accessible by electronic means, including from home via the Internet.

      The services that libraries offer are variously described as library services, information services, or the combination "library and information services", although different institutions and sources define such terminology differently.

    • NOTES:
      • It is a collection of books, media, and other materials accessible for use by members and affiliated institutions, providing both physical and digital formats.
      • It may exist as a physical location, a virtual space, or a combination of both, often including a reference section for in-premises use and various formats like DVDs, CDs, and online databases.
      • It varies in size and can be organized and maintained by public bodies, institutions, corporations, or private individuals, featuring services facilitated by trained librarians.
      • It typically offers quiet areas for studying, group study spaces, and public facilities for accessing electronic resources, including internet access.
      • The clientele and services of a library differ based on its type, such as public, academic, or special libraries, each catering to specific needs and promoting lifelong learning.
      • It extends services beyond physical walls by providing materials accessible electronically, allowing users to access information from home via the internet.
      • The concept and operation of a library encompass library services, information services, or a combination thereof, with variations in terminology across different institutions and sources.


    • A library (from French "librairie"; Latin "liber" = book) is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. ...