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a library collection
▪ Most lecturers are keen to build up library collections in their subjects.
hospital/library/office etc staff
▪ He had responsibility for training library staff.
lending library
reference library
the school library
▪ It is a pity that much of the work done has been linked to specific titles in an academic library setting.
▪ Our primary objective is to collect, organize and disseminate information and materials relating to academic library orientation and instruction.
▪ Hart's Book selection and use in academic libraries provides a useful summary of recent literature.
▪ In general, even less attention is paid to this aspect of provision in academic and special libraries.
▪ The establishment of a new academic library often affords an insight into the way collections measure up to such standards as exist.
▪ None the less, logistics problems of making books available in special and academic libraries remain, and warrant research.
▪ This chapter attempts to highlight some of the ways that policy considerations affect the provision of materials in academic and public libraries.
▪ They still remain by far the biggest group although most use is concentrated in the academic library sector.
▪ Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory is usually to be found in large libraries and is the recognized international list of periodicals.
▪ It affected a large number of libraries, and it included college libraries as well as public libraries.
▪ The large Palace library, Victorian in its solid mahogany trappings, was lightly clad with the Bishop's books.
▪ Her father's large library of travellers' tales was her mental furniture.
▪ Now of course Fresco is a director of one of the world's largest photographic libraries.
▪ Contents Your personal injury library may be housed in a large library or in a separate section near to the personal injury lawyers.
▪ They had large libraries and read a lot.
▪ AppleSearch is a workgroup-based product designed to give easy access to large document libraries residing on file servers.
▪ Your local nursing library may hold reference copies of these.
▪ Still others petition for improved playgrounds in their town and extended hours at their local library.
▪ Try browsing along the reference shelves of your local library, or the humour section of the local bookshop.
▪ Contact your local library or school system to find an appropriate course.
▪ Your local director of nurse education will hold a copy, and your local nursing library should have one on file.
▪ Besides Gates and Microsoft, other companies have stepped forward to help local libraries.
▪ This may be available in your local library.
▪ At one point, Janowitz sketches out the tedious details of an overblown mishap at the local library.
▪ The establishment of a new academic library often affords an insight into the way collections measure up to such standards as exist.
▪ Vancouverites have been mobbing his new public library.
▪ The New Mills public library from which the Mackie collection was discarded was paid for by Carnegie.
▪ The new owners briefly toyed with selling the building to the city last summer for conversion into a new central library.
▪ Something struck him as odd about the number of books cited for the new library.
▪ Other projects that she said could be put to a vote included plans to build a new central library and City Hall.
▪ A showcase new library is planned.
▪ MasterClips Clipart is a new library of full colour vector clip art drawn by professional artists.
▪ At the present time most public library stock is chosen without any clear idea of the underlying stock needs of the user.
▪ Most public libraries provide books and brochures with guidelines about what is appropriate and appealing to various ages.
▪ I can read all the newspapers I want in public libraries.
▪ It is our culture, our public library.
▪ This serious quality in the public libraries survived into the interwar years.
▪ Vancouverites have been mobbing his new public library.
▪ Further copies may be held at the local public library.
▪ A: A couple of places to look are your school and your local public library.
▪ Are you building up a small library of essential books?
▪ Some of the churches attempted to provide for the needs of their members by maintaining small libraries.
▪ Every school should therefore have a small staff library which can be used as a resource by staff and parents.
▪ He had a small but good library, much of it kept on shelves on the first landing.
▪ The second compartment has been converted into a travelling monastery for up to 20 priests, complete with a small library.
▪ While E. coli carries its main genetic archive on conventional chromosomes, plasmids equip the microbe with small libraries of supplementary information.
▪ Another small library of comparatively recent date is the one in the sitting room of the Eventide Homes in Bowmore.
▪ Level Most public library authorities place a strong emphasis on introductory materials and standard works, rather than on advanced material.
▪ During this period the number of book issues sampled from library authorities has grown from 3m to 10.6m.
▪ Lord Dainton wondered whether the Sheffield library authorities would have purchased an equivalent book today.
▪ Some library authorities already hold such courses.
▪ The library authority aims to provide the widest possible range of material commensurate with its objectives and the interests or its users.
▪ It is unusual for a library authority of any size to place all of its orders through one supplier.
▪ Most public library authorities, and some academic libraries, now rely heavily on approval collections.
▪ In some cases subject departments were also making a financial contribution to the library book budget.
▪ She pushes the empty frame behind the library books piled on the double sink.
▪ Ipswich people might soon be able to get their library books from the supermarket.
▪ A simple computerized library book checkout system has catapulted the number of checked-out books each day to 600.
▪ There was a small dressing-table in Matilda's bedroom with her hairbrush and comb on it and two library books.
▪ Just wait until he tries to check out a library book.
▪ Elizabeth continued reading her latest library book, oblivious to my possible peril.
▪ I was glad the books were there for Jasper, because Jasper would never have kept a library book overdue.
▪ Ipswich people might soon be able to get their library books from the supermarket.
▪ She pushes the empty frame behind the library books piled on the double sink.
▪ There was a small dressing-table in Matilda's bedroom with her hairbrush and comb on it and two library books.
▪ Jasper did not understand my difficulty with library books and objected that I lived without discipline.
▪ Overall, teachers are using a greater mix of materials, including library books, computer software and interactive video.
▪ His note-book and the library books were piled neatly on the stone with the wire and cutters.
▪ A big jar of purple wild flowers and eucalyptus stood on the top of a pile of library books.
▪ When you want more general information, look around for informative leaflets and library books.
▪ Clones were found in a mouse thymus cDNA library, however.
▪ The substrate is a total cDNA library.
▪ This cDNA fragment was used to screen several murine cDNA libraries.
▪ A full length Xenopus nucleolin cDNA was constructed from overlapping sequences recovered from an ovary cDNA library.
▪ The isolation of one exon is theoretically sufficient to screen cosmid and cDNA libraries for further analysis of the corresponding gene.
▪ A U251 cDNA library was screened with bacterial lysate absorbed polyclonal antiserum against human tenascin.
▪ His college library had provided two books.
▪ Students have the opportunity to join the college library and are encouraged to join the Students' Union.
▪ It affected a large number of libraries, and it included college libraries as well as public libraries.
▪ The next missive was a postcard from the college library, which had acquired a book for her on inter-library loan.
▪ Her college library has interesting books, as well as the latest art magazines.
▪ On first entering your college library, you may well feel daunted by the sight of so many books and journals.
▪ Both are expensive, but both will be available in all public libraries, and in most larger school and college libraries.
▪ There were far more teacher-training college libraries than any other kind of library from which multiple examples appeared in the shops.
▪ In fact, an evaluator was able to observe one meeting of the library committee.
▪ A library committee of 18 members was then constituted to consider these suggestions.
▪ Only one school evaluated had formed and retained a permanent library committee.
▪ As a result, the deliberations of library committees and the Inservice Panel have often included debates held at cross purposes.
▪ People will come up to members of the library committee within the school and talk about library issues.
▪ Impressions of the functioning of the library committee vary.
▪ The status of a library committee in the Minor Project remains somewhat unclear.
▪ Special education programs are having a tremendous impact on the way schools, educators, and library media programs do their work.
▪ Readers will have noted the similarity of these efforts to those of an excellent library media program.
▪ Keeping this in mind will serve the library media specialist well when it comes to teaching the special learner.
▪ But the idea of library media specialists teaching and providing library media services to special learners is scary all the same.
▪ It is not what most library media specialists prepared themselves to do.
▪ Remember, professionally speaking, there is here the exciting potential for greatly strengthening the teaching aspect of the library media program.
▪ Comparisons with the effective school library media program are again inescapable.
▪ Consequently, arbitrariness is one of the least of the components of the library media program atmosphere.
▪ Adobe have worked with Pantone to provide over 700 colour shades and combinations that are provided in a reference library on disk.
▪ Beyond this, the local studies collection in the public reference library will be a source of essential information.
▪ Attention has also been paid to the importance of collections maintained in museums, reference libraries, universities, and by corporations.
▪ Public reference libraries keep information on the larger companies.
▪ Go to the reference library and look up the electoral register for the last ten years or so.
▪ Use of extensive lending and reference library, provision of reading lists, etc.
▪ There will also be a reference library of gas-related books.
▪ She said that this pioneering reference library was good for democracy and good for citizenship.
▪ The need to rethink our concept of the research library in this wider information environment will be discussed.
▪ Outside the Review the whole area of digitisation of existing research library material is an important one for the 1990s.
▪ A very major concern for the 1990s is the economics of research libraries, narrowly interpreted.
▪ For the librarian from a research library, different factors apply.
▪ The database of approximately 180 references include audiovisual and print materials held in the school library.
▪ The publication also is distributed to youth clubs, clinics, school libraries, drug treatment centers and churches across the country.
▪ But she didn't know where to find it in the rows of medical books in the nursing school library.
▪ He spent long hours reading in the school library.
▪ The news of busy, wanted school libraries can help all of us engaged in providing books and related services to schools.
▪ Can schools remove controversial books from a school library?
▪ What can Prestel offer the school library?
▪ In the school library, Prestel can be seen as part of the total information and learning environment.
▪ The unit operates a postal library service where photocopies of cases are available to CABx on request or by subscription.
▪ Most of the actual work of book provision is operated on an area basis - in common with other functions of the library service.
▪ Increased finance, additional staff and the integration of public and educational library services on a divisional basis contributed to these developments.
▪ Maggie Corr is in charge of children's library services in Edinburgh and buys 35,000 new books a year.
▪ These are: data library services, data base management, software development, methodological research, and research training.
▪ My constituents can not run the library service for themselves, but some libraries in my constituency have been closed.
▪ Low intelligence may hide real, perhaps urgent, need for library service.
▪ As a library member your membership card entitled you to library services only.
▪ The Edinburgh library staff would like to remind users that there are still books on loan under the old manual system.
▪ Although many readers discuss their reading habits and wants with the library staff, an even larger number do not.
▪ Whatever the precise arrangement, a strong liaison maintained between library staff and individual departments is essential.
▪ Begin by querying the library staff.
▪ They can be used by people too shy to ask questions of the library staff.
▪ Photocopying for library staff and for other approved users. 9.
▪ All four heads took the unprompted view that there was a desperate need for professional library staff in secondary schools.
▪ In total 51% of our sample did not indicate any perceived central responsibility for library staff.
▪ Many libraries on a slightly larger scale than this still survive and flourish outside the public library system.
▪ He successfully shored up a university library system that had been debilitated by Koffler.
▪ But the next step is to look at the catalogue of a good University library.
▪ He successfully shored up a university library system that had been debilitated by Koffler.
▪ In college and university libraries you will often find catalogues for other collections.
▪ I took up a position in a university library after a career break.
▪ Others require two bound copies, one each for the main university library and the departmental library.
▪ The set of theses consulted here was in the main university library.
▪ The way that university library budgets are calculated is changing, and there is no reliable overview of current practice.
▪ It will also find its way on to the shelves of most major university libraries.
▪ When some one borrows a book, it is unavailable to other library users until it is returned.
▪ A mitigating circumstance is the fact that few library users restrict themselves to one source alone for obtaining books.
▪ Tidiane Ly and Johnnierenee Nelson are already well along the path Gates sees all library users following.
▪ Indeed, the library user seeking monographic documents appears to be very flexible.
▪ The library user who looks for books of art criticism is not necessarily going to have an easy task.
▪ Further discussion of this is made in the chapter on school library user education.
▪ This statement is no longer true in 1983 - there is a growing literature on evaluation in relation to library user education.
▪ Programs such as this are essential for anybody building a library of scanned images, gem drawing files or other formats.
▪ It was a two-story building with a library for the blind downstairs, the regular room above.
▪ Are you building up a small library of essential books?
▪ Macros are so useful that you should build libraries of them and store them on disk.
▪ Registered users will be able to build other libraries of french or any other language.
▪ Other projects that she said could be put to a vote included plans to build a new central library and City Hall.
▪ From each magazine, our Classical Music Editor will make a top recommendation as your ideal way to build your classical library.
▪ It builds a library of catalogued solutions to previous cases, which can be searched using Query-By-Example.
▪ The software also includes libraries for instrument control, data analysis and data presentation.
▪ It affected a large number of libraries, and it included college libraries as well as public libraries.
▪ It also includes a profiling library, which stores samples of code as an application is being developed.
▪ The use of excellent planning techniques to develop more cost effective library media programs. 3.
▪ DeSalvo said she came up with the idea after noticing how fidgety grade-school children were during library reading programs.
▪ Adobe have worked with Pantone to provide over 700 colour shades and combinations that are provided in a reference library on disk.
▪ The universal service fund also should provide a lift to libraries that are trying to launch themselves into cyberspace.
▪ All bibliographical information provided by suppliers to libraries should be subjected to close scrutiny.
▪ But the idea of library media specialists teaching and providing library media services to special learners is scary all the same.
▪ Sir James Reckitt was a great benefactor though, providing money for the library, tennis courts and bowling green.
▪ Local government agencies that provide libraries and parks and recreational facilities still work, to a degree.
▪ The new premises provided a library and reading room, a model room and a stack room for storage.
▪ The measure would have established a 2 percent utility tax to provide library services for children and seniors.
▪ Staff were separated less and less from pupils; they used the same library and the same resource centres.
▪ People should be able to use libraries.
▪ The way that this information is used by libraries varies considerably, according to the type of publishers and the type of library.
▪ The branch was small and he began to use the main library at Lee Circle.
▪ Learn to use the library efficiently for both study and reference.
▪ One way to think about URLs is to use the libraries and location on a shelf as a metaphor.
▪ Much research is carried out using secondary or library data.
mobile library/shop/clinic etc
▪ A mobile library visits once a fortnight.
▪ A ferocious sandstorm overturned a mobile library.
▪ A tent will not be a building, nor will a phone kiosk or a mobile shop.
▪ In some remoter villages mobile shops play an important role, but these rarely create jobs in these villages themselves.
▪ The dry cleaner delivers, mobile clinics come to you.
▪ We have a mobile clinic for them with eight centres. 1 want to start a colony for them.
library books
▪ All four heads took the unprompted view that there was a desperate need for professional library staff in secondary schools.
▪ Her father's large library of travellers' tales was her mental furniture.
▪ It will also find its way on to the shelves of most major university libraries.
▪ Mildly cheered by this glimmer of light in the midst of nightmare, she made her way down to the library.
▪ Napier alumni qualify for reduced membership rates at the university's libraries.
▪ The men dumped the mini outside Great Missenden library.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

  2. A building or apartment appropriated for holding such a collection of books.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

place for books, late 14c., from Anglo-French librarie, Old French librairie "collection of books" (14c.), noun use of adj. librarius "concerning books," from Latin librarium "chest for books," from liber (genitive libri) "book, paper, parchment," originally "the inner bark of trees," probably a derivative of PIE root *leub(h)- "to strip, to peel" (see leaf). The equivalent word in most Romance languages now means "bookseller's shop." Old English had bochord, literally "book hord."


n. 1 An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by the public or qualified people. It is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users. 2 A collection of books or other forms of stored information. 3 An equivalent collection of analogous information in a non-printed form, e.g. record library 4 (context computer science English) A collection of software subprograms that provides functionality, to be incorporated into or used by a computer program. 5 (context card games English) The deck or draw pile

  1. n. a room where books are kept; "they had brandy in the library"

  2. a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

  3. a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study [syn: depository library]

  4. (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use [syn: program library, subroutine library]

  5. a building that houses a collection of books and other materials

Library (biology)

In molecular biology, a library is a collection of DNA fragments that is stored and propagated in a population of micro-organisms through the process of molecular cloning. There are different types of DNA libraries, including cDNA libraries (formed from reverse-transcribed RNA), genomic libraries (formed from genomic DNA) and randomized mutant libraries (formed by de novo gene synthesis where alternative nucleotides or codons are incorporated). DNA library technology is a mainstay of current molecular biology, and the applications of these libraries depends on the source of the original DNA fragments. There are differences in the cloning vectors and techniques used in library preparation, but in general each DNA fragment is uniquely inserted into a cloning vector and the pool of recombinant DNA molecules is then transferred into a population of bacteria (a Bacterial Artificial Chromosome or BAC library) or yeast such that each organism contains on average one construct (vector + insert). As the population of organisms is grown in culture, the DNA molecules contained within them are copied and propagated (thus, "cloned").

Library (White House)

The White House Library is on the Ground Floor of the White House, the official home of the President of the United States. The room is approximately and is in the northeast of the ground floor. The Library is used for teas and meetings hosted by the President and First Lady. During the 1950s reconstruction of the White House, old building lumber from the house was salvaged and re-made into wall paneling for this room. Several basement rooms in the White House are paneled with salvaged building materials from the pre-reconstructed White House.

Library (disambiguation)

Library may refer to:

  • Library, a collection of books or an institution lending books and providing information
  • Library (computing), a collection of subprograms used to develop software
    • Runtime library
  • Features new to Windows 7#Libraries, virtual folders that aggregate content from various locations
  • Library (electronics), a collection of cells, macros or functional units that perform common operations
  • Library (biology), a collection of molecules in a stable form that represents some aspect of an organism
  • Library Records, a record label
  • Library (UTA station), a transit station in Salt Lake City
  • Library, PA, an unincorporated community in southwest Pennsylvania
  • Library (PAT station), a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network
Library (PAT station)

Library is a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in the Library neighborhood of South Park, Pennsylvania. It is the southern terminus of the Library branch of the Blue Line. A 430 space park and ride lot is located on the premises, drawing travelers from both South Park and Pittsburgh's suburbs in Washington County, located just to the south. Despite the station's name there is no lending library near the train station, in the past many riders have been confused into thinking there was an actual library there.

Library (journal)

Library was a literary magazine founded in the United States in 1900.

Library (UTA station)

Library is a light rail station in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, United States serviced by the Red Line of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) TRAX light rail system. The Red Line provides service from the University of Utah to the Daybreak Community of South Jordan.


A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. In Latin and Greek, the idea of bookcase is represented by Bibliotheca and Bibliothēkē (Greek: βιβλιοθήκη): derivatives of these mean library in many modern languages, e.g. French bibliothèque.

The first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing—the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in Sumer, some dating back to 2600 BC. Private or personal libraries made up of written books appeared in classical Greece in the 5th century BC. In the 6th century, at the very close of the Classical period, the great libraries of the Mediterranean world remained those of Constantinople and Alexandria.

A library is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, a corporation, or a private individual. Public and institutional collections and services may be intended for use by people who choose not to—or cannot afford to—purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research. In addition to providing materials, libraries also provide the services of librarians who are experts at finding and organizing information and at interpreting information needs. Libraries often provide quiet areas for studying, and they also often offer common areas to facilitate group study and collaboration. Libraries often provide public facilities for access to their electronic resources and the Internet. Modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources. They are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building, by providing material accessible by electronic means, and by providing the assistance of librarians in navigating and analyzing very large amounts of information with a variety of digital tools.

Library (computing)

In computer science, a library is a collection of non-volatile resources used by computer programs, often to develop software. These may include configuration data, documentation, help data, message templates, pre-written code and subroutines, classes, values or type specifications. In IBM's OS/360 and its successors they are referred to as partitioned data sets.

In computer science, a library is a collection of implementations of behavior, written in terms of a language, that has a well-defined interface by which the behavior is invoked. This means that as long as a higher level program uses a library to make system calls, it does not need to be re-written to implement those system calls over and over again. In addition, the behavior is provided for reuse by multiple independent programs. A program invokes the library-provided behavior via a mechanism of the language. For example, in a simple imperative language such as C, the behavior in a library is invoked by using C's normal function-call. What distinguishes the call as being to a library, versus being to another function in the same program, is the way that the code is organized in the system.

Library code is organized in such a way that it can be used by multiple programs that have no connection to each other, while code that is part of a program is organized to only be used within that one program. This distinction can gain a hierarchical notion when a program grows large, such as a multi-million-line program. In that case, there may be internal libraries that are reused by independent sub-portions of the large program. The distinguishing feature is that a library is organized for the purposes of being reused by independent programs or sub-programs, and the user only needs to know the interface, and not the internal details of the library.

The value of a library is the reuse of the behavior. When a program invokes a library, it gains the behavior implemented inside that library without having to implement that behavior itself. Libraries encourage the sharing of code in a modular fashion, and ease the distribution of the code.

The behavior implemented by a library can be connected to the invoking program at different program lifecycle phases. If the code of the library is accessed during the build of the invoking program, then the library is called a static library. An alternative is to build the executable of the invoking program and distribute that, independently from the library implementation. The library behavior is connected after the executable has been invoked to be executed, either as part of the process of starting the execution, or in the middle of execution. In this case the library is called a dynamic library (loaded at run time). A dynamic library can be loaded and linked as part of preparing a program for execution, by the linker. Alternatively, in the middle of execution, an application may explicitly request that a module be loaded.

Most compiled languages have a standard library although programmers can also create their own custom libraries. Most modern software systems provide libraries that implement the majority of system services. Such libraries have commoditized the services which a modern application requires. As such, most code used by modern applications is provided in these system libraries.

Usage examples of "library".

They sometimes advertise that the affair is for the benefit of some school, or library, or charitable association.

At my request, Ysandre had several volumes sent from the Royal Library, texts on Alba and books in Cruithne, and treatises on the Master of the Straits.

Then there was a small library of other books, including a medical lexicon published in London and an almanac beginning at the year 1731, the Holy Bible, ink, pens and writing paper, a box of watercolours and brushes, reams of fine-quality drawing paper, knitting needles and wool, a roll of soft tanned leather from which to make the uppers for footwear- the soles would be cut from buffalo rawhide.

Nervous about his costly library and his revisionist views, they were always eager to speak to Cassandra, hoping for some gaffe or juicy bit of gossip to pass her lips.

So, as the king returned and tried to reestablish himself on the throne, as plots and counterplots swirled over the country like a snow blizzard, I left my room in Merton Street and went to the library, where I unbundled and catalogued and read and annotated until not even candlelight permitted me to work any longer.

He is still alive, and somewhere wearily goes up and down the stairs of strange houses, stares somewhere at clean-scoured parquet floors and carefully tended araucarias, sits for days in libraries and nights in taverns, or lying on a hired sofa, listens to the world beneath his window and the hum of human life from which he knows that he is excluded.

It was arranged that Inspector Chippenfield should be called to give evidence in rebuttal as to the impossibility of seeing the library window through the tree, and that an arboriculturist should also be called.

But half an hour later when Ida went into the library she found him absorbed in his books as usual, and he only glanced up at her with absent, unseeing eyes, as she stood beside him putting on her gloves, her habit skirt caught up under her elbow, the old felt hat just a little askew on the soft, silky hair.

Proceeding to the library, dust cloth in hand, she saw Andy-or ather, the lower half of him-in the gaping cavity of the fireplace.

Madame Karitska handed him her library card, her social security card, and her card of membership in the Balalaika Society.

Later, a daughter library, the Serapeion, housed in the temple of Serapis, a new Graeco-Egyptian cult, which may have been based on Hades, the Greek god of the dead, held another 40,000 scrolls.

The Pope smiled at this reply, and I knelt down and begged him to permit me to present the volume of Pandects to the Vatican Library.

I ransacked whatever in my scanty library the theologians had written or the philosophers had bequeathed upon that mighty secret.

We must not forget the financier Bretonvilliers, who about the year 1657 determined to become a bibliophile, and so far succeeded that some of his local books on Lorraine were purchased for the National Library.

Printing Bibliotheca Harleiana, or a Catalogue of the Library of the Earl of Oxford.