reading room



a room set aside for reading, as in a library or club.

Origin of reading room

First recorded in 1750–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reading room

Historical Examples of reading room

  • There is a fine lecture-hall, and a splendid library and reading-room.

  • There is a reading-room at the corner of the street near the hotel.

    Victor's Triumph

    Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

  • They went into the reading-room together, and he shut the door.

    Adam Johnstone's Son

    F. Marion Crawford

  • If desired, a number of copies could be bound up for reading-room use.

    A Book for All Readers

    Ainsworth Rand Spofford

  • It should be a comfortable resting-place, with restaurant, reading-room, etc.

    Girls and Women

    Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}