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Multilingual Library Terms

Library phrases, words, or terms: definitions and translations.

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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 some languages.

Cite this Library Guide

Wilmington University Library. (2023, May). Multilingual library terms.

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[Created by L. Gillow: May, 2023]  Thanks to Penn State University for sharing their content.