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public library

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A noncommercial library often supported with public funds, intended for use by the general public.
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Noun1.public library - a nonprofit library maintained for public usepublic library - a nonprofit library maintained for public use
library - a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
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AMBS has designed the first public library that was built in Iraq since the 70s and has offices in Baghdad and London.
The church housed what is believed to be the first public library in Sunderland, acted as its first civic rooms and at one point was the home of Sunderland's fire engine.
1842: The first public library was opened, in Frederick Street, Salford.
The first public library will be opened at the Royal Hospital in Muscat in cooperation with hospital administration.
It's not for nothing that it is recognised as the region's first public library to specialise in Islamic Arts.
LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Public Library is the first public library in the nation to offer adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School (COHS), in partnership with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses.
It was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children s room.
The same can't be said for libraries, though, and those unfamiliar with David Seed's (edited) book, American Travellers in Liverpool, would have no doubt been struck by the proud parallel that 'Boston had the first public library [and] Liverpool the first lending' one.
The event starts with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Victorian Grade II listed building which now houses the Cardiff Story and which was originally built as Cardiff's first public library.
TODAY FEAST GERMAIN PARIS 1842: The first public library was opened, in Frederick Street, Salford.
The town's first public library was established in 1882.
The remaining books will be distributed to the Kigali Public Library [ETH] Rwanda's first public library.