Talk:library

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I have completely rewritten the definitions.

Essentially a library can mean one of two things:

  1. an institution which holds books and such for use by members, but is not defined by its premises, in the same way that a university or church can continue to exist regadless of its premises
  2. a collection. with no members and no services.

The original description was in some ways too restrictive (it would exclude a mobile library housed in a van), and in others too inclusive (it would include a mere book repository). Pol098 03:05, 23 July 2005 (UTC)