Definition of library
1a : a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials (such as books, manuscripts, recordings, or films) are kept for use but not for sale
b : a collection of such materials a library of jazz recordings
2a : a collection resembling or suggesting a library an illustrations library
b : morgue sense 2
3a : a series of related books issued by a publisher a Dickens library
b : a collection of publications on the same subject
4 : a collection of cloned DNA fragments that are maintained in a suitable cellular environment and that usually represent the genetic material of a particular organism or tissue
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