Definition: Other major non-specialized libraries

Category: Culture

Other major non-specialized libraries are non-specialized libraries of a learned character which are neither libraries of institutions of higher education nor national libraries, though they may fulfil the functions of a national library for a specified geographical area. In order to achieve the most realistic comparison, the word - major -  will be taken to mean libraries with collections of over 150 000 items (books and periodicals).
Final report of the LEG on cultural statistics in the EU, Eurostat Working Papers, 2000 Edition