I have completely rewritten the definitions.
Essentially a library can mean one of two things:
- 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
- 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)
Please do not re-nominate for verification without comprehensive reasons for doing so.
- Of the four citations currently in the entry, two (the two from 2010) are mentions, so we still need one more citation to keep the entry. —Granger (talk · contribs) 23:13, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
- To quote from the Criteria for inclusion: "This filters out appearance in raw word lists, commentary on the form of a word, such as “The word ‘foo’ has three letters,” lone definitions, and made-up examples of how a word might be used. For example, an appearance in someone’s online dictionary is suggestive, but it does not show the word actually used to convey meaning. On the other hand, a sentence like “They raised the jib (a small sail forward of the mainsail) in order to get the most out of the light wind,” appearing in an account of a sailboat race, would be fine." By this statement, I would consider those mentions as supportive of the use. However, if it makes you happy, I have added another quote that is not at all mention-y. Kiwima (talk) 01:54, 13 April 2017 (UTC)