library


library
noun
1 building
ADJECTIVE
large, small
excellent, good
public
private
local, national, regional
city, county, state, town
branch
central
mobile

a plan to provide mobile library services in rural environments

well-stocked
circulating (historical), lending

In 1784 he established his first circulating library.

reference
general
special, specialist
academic, research
campus (esp. AmE), college, departmental, school, university
hospital, prison
copyright (in the UK)

It is a copyright library and receives three copies of all books published in Britain.

presidential (= containing documents from a particular former president) (in the US)

the Herbert Hoover presidential library in West Branch, Iowa

VERB + LIBRARY
have

The school has an excellent library.

go to, use, visit

How often do you go to the library?

borrow sth from, get sth out of, take sth out of

I got this very interesting book out of the library.

return sth to, take sth back to

Do you have any books to take back to the library?

be available at, be available from

Do you know about the other services available at your local library?

have access to

Everyone in the country should have access to a library.

LIBRARY + VERB
have sth, hold sth

The library has an extensive collection of books on Chinese history.

LIBRARY + NOUN
book
record
shelf, stack
catalogue
card, ticket (BrE)
assistant, staff
patron (esp. AmE), user
facilities, provision, resources, service

the need to improve library provision

skills

Students are taught library skills in the first week of their course.

research
PREPOSITION
at a/the library

a poetry reading at the local library

in a/the library

I've been reading newspapers in the library.

2 collection of books, etc.
ADJECTIVE
considerable, extensive, huge, vast
fine, impressive, magnificent, valuable
personal
film, music, photographic, picture, tape, video
digital, electronic, online, virtual
VERB + LIBRARY
have, possess

The family possessed an extensive library.

amass, build, build up, construct

She had built up an impressive library of art books.

add to
PREPOSITION
library of

a personal library of over 1 000 volumes


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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