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 for library
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A building or apartment appropriated for holding such a
        collection of books. --Holland.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  library
      n 1: 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: library, depository library]
      4: (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines
         that are stored and available for immediate use [syn:
         library, program library, subroutine library]
      5: a building that houses a collection of books and other
         materials

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "library":
     ALA, American Library Association, Bodleian Library,
     British Museum, Festschrift, Indian reservation,
     Library of Congress, Vatican Library, ana, anthology, aquarium,
     archives, armory, arsenal, atelier, athenaeum, attic, back number,
     bank, basement, bay, bibliotheca, bin, bird sanctuary, body,
     bonded warehouse, book wagon, bookcase, bookery, bookmobile,
     bookroom, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest,
     chrestomathy, circulating library, closet, collectanea, collection,
     compilation, conservatory, copy, corpus, crate, crib, cupboard,
     data, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, edition, exchequer,
     florilegium, forest preserve, fund, game reserve, glory hole,
     godown, hold, holdings, hutch, impression, issue, lending library,
     library edition, locker, loft, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin,
     magazine, menagerie, museum, national forest, national park,
     number, office, paradise, park, preserve, printing, public library,
     rack, raw data, reading room, rental library, repertory,
     repository, reservation, reserve, reservoir, rick, sail loft,
     sanctuary, school edition, series, set, shelf, stack, stack room,
     stacks, state forest, stock room, storage, store, storehouse,
     storeroom, studio, study, supply base, supply depot, tank,
     trade book, trade edition, treasure, treasure house, treasure room,
     treasury, vat, vault, volume, warehouse, wilderness preserve,
     wildlife preserve, wine cellar, workroom, zoo
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  library
  
      A collection of subroutines and
     functions stored in one or more files, usually in compiled
     form, for linking with other programs.  Libraries are one of
     the earliest forms of organised code reuse.  They are often
     supplied by the operating system or software development
     environment developer to be used in many different programs.
     The routines in a library may be general purpose or designed
     for some specific function such as three dimensional animated
     graphics.
  
     Libraries are linked with the user's program to form a
     complete executable.  The linking may be static linking
     or, in some systems, dynamic linking.
  
     (1998-11-21)
  

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