1. The Latin word LIBER meaning books. This definition sees library as synonymous.

2. The oxford English dictionary defines library in the sense of being a place where books are kept for reading, studying or reference.

3. Herald’s Librarian Glossary (1995) defines library as a collection of books and other library materials containing information, text for reading, studying and consultation

4. The encyclopedia of library and information science (2003) define the term library as an organization or system designed to preserve and facilitate the use of Graphic records.

5. A library is a repository or store house of books and other materials containing information organized for use.