noun, plural li·brar·ies.
- libman-sacks endocarditis,
- libor ,
- library binding,
- library card,
- library edition,
- library of congress,
- library of congress classification
Origin of library
Examples from the Web for interlibrary
Out of curiosity, and apparently in total innocence, Dundes put in a request on interlibrary loan.
It is recognized that interlibrary borrowing does not relieve any library of the responsibility for developing its own collection.
When a loan is arranged, the clerk prepares the interlibrary loan forms (still intact) for the driver.
Make sure your teletype messages and interlibrary loan forms are free from typographical errors.
The library should refuse to request books on interlibrary loan on behalf of borrowers who abuse the privilege.
Interlibrary loan, photocopy and reference procedures manual.
noun plural -braries
Word Origin for library
place for books, late 14c., from Anglo-French librarie, Old French librairie "collection of books" (14c.), noun use of adj. librarius "concerning books," from Latin librarium "chest for books," from liber (genitive libri) "book, paper, parchment," originally "the inner bark of trees," probably a derivative of PIE root *leub(h)- "to strip, to peel" (see leaf). The equivalent word in most Romance languages now means "bookseller's shop." Old English had bochord, literally "book hord."