The Roget’s the saurus has listed the following as related to library.
1. Book depository
2. Information center
3. Country library
4. Lending library
5. National library
6. Circuiting library
7. Municipal library
8. Public library
9. Special library
10. Rental library
11. Private library
12. Learning center
13. State library
LIBRARY: is define as the collection of written printed or other graphic or visual material organized and maintained for reading, studying and consultation.
It is also define as a collection of books, pamphlet, etc. Kept for reading and consultation; especially, such a collection anged to facilitate reference as by classification and indexing.
You can also say that a library is a place where books are professionally organized, center of information and knowledge
Library is basically concerned with the provision of reading and learning facilities irrespection of age or discipline and administration. The role of the library has changed over the years, consequently. Some definitions do not suit the concept and role of modern libraries.
For this modern definition of library is defines as the collection of books and non-books materials housed, organized and unterpreted to meet the broad an varying needs for people for information, knowledge, recreation and cultural enjoyment.
TYPES OF LIBRARIES
There are different types of libraries.
1. SCHOOL LIBRARY
2. ACADEMIC LIBRARY
3. SPECIAL LIBRARY
4. PUBLIC LIBRARY
5. PRIMATE LIBRARY
6. MOBILE LIBRARY
A school library can be defined as an organized collection of print and non-print materials kept in a school for the use of both pupils and teachers but mainly for pupils. This types of libraries are established in primary and secondary schools whose collections are mainly for the young..
These are libraries established in institutions of higher learning, which include universities, Polytechnics College of education, college of technologies and other related institutions. An academic library is established as an integral part of the institution aimed as agent for the transmission of the scholarship of the society it also tries to satisfy the basic information and bibliographic needs of student and lecturers in their general and special intellectual field.
A special library is a library set up by an organization to promote the organizational objectives with collections limited to the subjects covered by the organization.
It is assigned the mission of acquiring, organizing and providing access to information and knowledge so as to further the objectives are aspiration of the parent organization.
It is expected to select, procure, store, retrieve and disseminate information relating to the special field of the parent organization. Special libraries are special in their users, users who an professionally oriented and research based.
A public library can be defined as a library established in a town or city which is maintained from public fund and is generally available free of charge to the public. Its collection tends to spen all field of knowledge include a good provision for children.
Public library may serve the general public or special categories of public which as children, members of armed forces, hospital, patients, prisoners worker and so on.
Its aim is to serve the general public.
These are libraries owned and financed by the national government of a country, charged with the function of acquiring, assembling and preserving for use material.