noun, plural li·brar·ies.
Origin of library
Examples from the Web for library
The resources were what you might expect: Dining room, a media center, a library, a TV room, a meeting room, a computer room.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At that point, the Library of Congress can once again decide to prohibit consumers from unlocking their cell phones.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He does not hesitate to hide some Marxist books from her library because she fears that the military could use them against her.
For a few hours every day she would read big books at the library, watch reruns of the show, and dig through questions in the J!Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A shooter opened fire inside the library at Florida State University this morning.
His comedies are less remarkable on the stage than they are in the library.
They live only in the library, as the rest is so enormous to light and heat.Letters of a Diplomat's Wife|Mary King Waddington
I found a mummy case in the library closet, but there wasn't anything in it at all, and I was awfully disappointed.Kit of Greenacre Farm|Izola Forrester
Leaving the Library we once more find ourselves upon the great esplanade east of the Capitol.Great Cities of the United States|Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
They followed her into a library, in which a wood fire was crackling merrily in the chimney-place.On Your Mark!|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for library
noun plural -braries
Word Origin for library
Word Origin and History 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."