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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Library \Li"bra*ry\ (l[imac]"br[asl]*r[y^]), n.; pl. Libraries
     (-r[i^]z). [OE. librairie, F. librairie bookseller's shop,
     book trade, formerly, a library, fr. libraire bookseller, L.
     librarius, from liber book; cf. libraria bookseller's shop,
     librarium bookcase, It. libreria. See Libel.]
     1. A considerable collection of books kept for use, and not
        as merchandise; as, a private library; a public library.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A building or apartment appropriated for holding such a
        collection of books. --Holland.
        [1913 Webster]

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