1. a place set apart to contain books, periodicals, and other material for reading, viewing, listening, study, or reference, as a room, set of
rooms, or building where books may be read or borrowed.
2. a public body organizing and maintaining such an establishment.
3. a collection of manuscripts, publications, and other materials for reading, viewing, listening, study, or reference.
4. a collection of any materials for study and enjoyment, as films, musical recordings, or maps.
5. a commercial establishment lending books for a fixed charge; a lending library
6. a series of books of similar character or alike in size, binding, etc., issued by a single publishing house.
7. Biology. a collection of standard materials or formulations by which specimens are identified.
Just like all businesses for profit or not for profit, libraries also feel the disruption of technological advancement. Because of the nature of what a library is at the heart of its business (providing access to information), technological advancement becomes an evolutionary step towards how a library is defined by and how it can provide for its community. Public libraries, especially, are going beyond the bookshelf to provide opportunities and information to the communities they serve. Enjoy the video!
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