reading room

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A reading room in Moscow



reading room (plural reading rooms)

  1. A dedicated space in a library, or similar institution of learning, set aside for reading.
    • 1944 May and June, Arthur B. Longbottom, “The Derby Railway Institute”, in Railway Magazine, page 150:
      There is also a fine dance and concert hall, a capacious reading room, a well-appointed billiards room with five tables, various committee and games rooms, photographic dark rooms, and a small but compact ladies' lounge.
  2. A reference library.