reference library

reference library
reference libraries
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A reference library is a library that contains books which you can look at in the library itself but which you cannot borrow.

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  • reference library — or reference department n. a library, or a department of a large library, whose collection is open for use on the premises only * * * …   Universalium

  • reference library — or reference department n. a library, or a department of a large library, whose collection is open for use on the premises only …   English World dictionary

  • reference library — reference .library n a public library or a room in a library, that contains books that you can read but not take away →↑lending library …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reference library — ► NOUN ▪ a library in which the books are to be consulted rather than borrowed …   English terms dictionary

  • reference library — reference ,library noun count a place containing a lot of reference books that you can read there but cannot take away …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Reference library — A reference library does not lend books and other items; instead, they must be read at the library itself. Typically such libraries are used for research purposes, for example at a university. Some items at reference libraries may be historical… …   Wikipedia

  • reference library — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms reference library : singular reference library plural reference libraries a place containing a lot of reference books that you can read there but cannot take away …   English dictionary

  • reference library — library which contains reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedia, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reference library — /ˈrɛfrəns laɪbri/ (say refruhns luybree) noun a library of reference books which may be consulted but generally not borrowed or taken away …  

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