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Multilingual Library Terms

Library terms: definitions and translations.

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Use the navigation pages to find a definition or a translation of a library term.

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Many library terms can mean different things in different contexts. For example, circulation could refer to the flow of blood in the body. In a library, it refers to the activity of lending books, or the desk where this activity takes place. This guide directs you to the library-specific meaning of these terms. It also provides you with translations of the terms in four languages.