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Library

A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. In Latin and Greek, the idea of a bookcase is represented by Bibliotheca and Bibliothēkē (Greek: βιβλιοθήκη): derivatives of these mean library in many modern languages, e.g. French bibliothèque.

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My Beginner's Library

I have recently begun colleting books to create my own private library. Books are a timeless treasure that should be treated as such. With the growing popularity of EBooks, soon paper books will lose all credibility and simple cease to exist. Therefore, those that wish to hold on to those treasures should begin to collect now.

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NOT the Harry Potter Library

This is actually the Suzzallo Library in University of Washington.

Contributed by Vanessa Lam

I♥libraries!

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Not just any library, Ultimate Library provides books and other library materials to hotels around the world to offer guests improved reading material during their stays. Ultimate Library pretty much builds mini-libraries for hotels who request their services. Pretty cool idea.

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What's better than books in libraries? Books about libraries in libraries. Here's a list of 5 awesome books about libraries.

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Don't write off libraries as going by the wayside just yet. A recent Pew Research Survey reveals that 94% of parents believe libraries are important for their children. Hopefully this large group can help to keep libraries up and running.

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