public library


public library
general library that serves the residents of the area

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Public Library —   [ pʌblɪk laɪbrərɪ], in England und den USA in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts entstandene Form der öffentlichen Bibliothek. Grundlage waren die »Public Library Acts«, die ersten gesetzlichen Regelungen (USA 1847, Großbritannien 1850), in denen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • public library — noun count a building with books in it that are available for anyone to read or borrow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Public library — The Toronto Reference Library, centerpiece of the Toronto Public Library system …   Wikipedia

  • public library — noun a nonprofit library maintained for public use • Hypernyms: ↑library * * * noun : a nonprofit library maintained for public use and usually supported in whole or in part by local taxation * * * a nonprofit library established for the use of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • public library — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms public library : singular public library plural public libraries a building with books in it that are available for anyone to read or borrow …   English dictionary

  • public library — viešoji biblioteka statusas Aprobuotas sritis bibliotekos apibrėžtis Visiems vartotojams prieinama biblioteka, kaupianti ir sauganti universalų teritorijos (apskrities, savivaldybės), kurioje ji yra, bendruomenės poreikius tenkinantį dokumentų… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • public library — noun A library provided essentially as a public service, financed largely out of public money, open with few restrictions to the population of a given area for a small payment or no payment. Ant: private library See Also: library …   Wiktionary

  • public library — a nonprofit library established for the use of the general public and maintained chiefly by public funds. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • public library — A general library for the use of inhabitants of a city, village, or political subdivision. A charitable purpose. 15 Am J2d Char § 47 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • public library — noun (C) a building where people can go to read or borrow books without having to pay …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English