Definition: Library

Category: Culture

Library is an organisation, or part of an organisation, whose main aims are to build and maintain a collection and to facilitate the use of such information resources and facilities as are required to meet the informational, research, educational, cultural or recreational needs of its users; these are the basic requirements for a library and do not exclude any additional resources and services incidental to its main purpose
UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), "2009 UNESCO Framework for Cultural Statistics", Montreal, 2009