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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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The building was the city's first parish church, housed the first public library, its Civic Hall and magistrates' court.
Landmark status recognizes the structures history as the citys first public library, built using a donation from teacher, author and businessman James Lawrence Nichols.
Michael Pinto, PLRC head, said in 2014, the learning center was recognized as the first public library nationwide to adapt the computerized library system which enhances the effectiveness of the library to provide researchers easy access to data.
1842: The first public library was opened, in Frederick Street, Salford.
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New Hampshire is known for being first for many things: we hold the first-in-the-nation primary, we ratified the first state constitution, founded the first public library in the United States and more.
The first public library was founded in Kuwait in 1913 as a privately-owned one, while the first state-owned public library was founded in 1936 with 289 books on display.
More rare books from the 1860s are housed in the National Library, which dates back to 1836 and is the first public library opened in the region.
AMBS has designed the first public library that was built in Iraq since the 70s and has offices in Baghdad and London.
Neither Westernizer nor Slavophile, he viewed the village as "the source of moral purity"--without romanticizing the commune--while also promoting literacy and founding the first public library for serfs in his province (218).
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.