Library FAQs:


Q: Is a library a collection of sources of information and similar resources?

A: Yes, and made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing.

Q: Was a library founded in 1753 as part of the British Museum?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries devoted solely to the education of the monks and were seen as essential to their spiritual development?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries attached to a parental organization and serve only members of that organization?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries Greek?

A: Yes, the cultivated Hellenized diners in Deipnosophistae pass over the libraries of Rome in silence.

Q: Is a library organized for use and maintained by a public body?

A: Yes, and an institution, a corporation, or a private individual.

Q: Are libraries libraries that are hosted in post-secondary educational institutions?

A: Yes, such as colleges and universities.

Q: Are libraries distinguished from special collections?

A: Yes, and which are branches or parts of a library intended for rare books, manuscripts, and other special materials, though some special libraries have special collections of their own, typically related to the library's specialized subject area.

Q: Was a library built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsu?

A: Yes, and uilt to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus.

Q: Is a library often advised to check what services and restrictions apply at that particular library?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a library a source of connection to a vast world?

A: Yes, and obtainable knowledge and understanding, and entertainment.

Q: Was a library the Bibliothèque Mazarine?

A: Yes, and which evolved from its origin as a royal library founded at the Louvre Palace by Charles V in 1368.

Q: Are libraries sue library cards to community members wishing to borrow books?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a library devised by the Welsh mathematician John Dee?

A: Yes, and who in 1556 presented Mary I of England with a visionary plan for the preservation of old books, manuscripts and records and the founding of a national library, but his proposal was not taken up.

Q: Were libraries democratic in nature?

A: Yes, created by and for communities of local subscribers who aimed to establish permanent collections of books and reading materials, rather than selling their collections annually as the circulating libraries tended to do, in order to raise funds to support their other commercial interests.

Q: Is a library History?

A: Yes, and Antiquities, and Geography, with 283 titles and 6,121 borrowings, and Belles Lettres, with 238 titles and 3,313 borrowings.

Q: Was a library not open to browsing?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries filled with parchment scrolls as at Library of Pergamum and on papyrus scrolls as at Alexandria: the export of prepared writing materials was a staple of commerce?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries entirely reference in this sense, lending none of their materials?

A: Yes, most academic research libraries, at least in the US and the UK, now lend books, but not periodicals or other materials.

Q: Are libraries often a mixture of both?

A: Yes, and containing a general collection for circulation, and a reference collection which is restricted to the library premises.

Q: Are libraries summer reading programs for children?

A: Yes, and families, and adults.

Q: Are libraries the basis of every modern library today?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a library constructed in the Forum of Vespasian?

A: Yes, and also known as the Forum of Peace, and became one of Rome’s principal libraries.

Q: Are libraries important partners for search engines such as Google in realizing the potential of such projects and have received reciprocal benefits in cases where they have negotiated effectively?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries established: imperial?

A: Yes, and patriarchal, monastic, and private.

Q: Are libraries generally located on college and university campuses and primarily serve the students and faculty of that and other academic institutions?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries often divided into departments staffed by both paraprofessionals and professional librarians?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a library got up as standard equipment for a fine house?

A: Yes, Libraries were amenities suited to a villa, such as Cicero's at Tusculum, Maecenas's several villas, or Pliny the Younger's, all described in surviving letters.

Q: Were libraries parochial in nature and libraries frequently chained their books to desks?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries special collections of books intended for juvenile readers and usually kept in separate rooms of general public libraries?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries protected and funded by the public they serve?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a library a collection of materials on one or more subjects?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries said to let patrons check out up to 200 items?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a library a gentlemen only library?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries founded in Europe?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries becoming increasingly public and were more frequently lending libraries?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries commonly specialists in the institution's field rather than generally trained librarians?

A: Yes, and often are not required to have advanced degrees in specifically library-related field due to the specialized content and clientele of the library.

Q: Was a library established by Asinius Pollio?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries established under the Roman Empire as each succeeding emperor strove to open one or many which outshone that of his predecessor?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries very popular along with mosque?

A: Yes, and private, and academic libraries.

Q: Is a library available for borrowing?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a library constructed in 1903?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a library established in 1608?

A: Yes, and the British Library was established in 1753.

Q: Were libraries often founded by reading societies?

A: Yes, and committees, elected by the subscribers, chose books for the collection that were general, rather than aimed at a particular religious, political or professional group.

Q: Are libraries becoming increasingly digitally oriented?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a library not yet realized—the type so adapted to its purpose that it would be immediately recognized as such?

A: Yes, as is the case with school buildings at the present time.

Q: Was a library not open to the public?

A: Yes, or even to a majority of the population.

Q: Is a library most often an academic or national library?

A: Yes, but a large special library may have a research library within its special field, and a very few of the largest public libraries also serve as research libraries.

Q: Were libraries added by the Emperor Tiberius on Palatine Hill and one by Vespasian after 70 AD?

A: Yes.

Q: Were libraries destroyed by Mongol invasions?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a library part of Trajan’s Forum built on the Capitoline Hill?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a library a gentleman's only library?

A: Yes.

Q: Are libraries used for research purposes?

A: Yes, for example at a university.

Q: Was a library conceived and opened either during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter or during the reign of his son Ptolemy II?

A: Yes, An early organization system was in effect at Alexandria.

Q: Were libraries copied by Christian monks in Muslim/Christian border areas?

A: Yes, and particularly Spain and Sicily.

Q: Are libraries trying to keep up with the digital world and the new generation of students that are used to having information just one click away?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a library part of a countywide library system?

A: Yes, and citizens with an active library card from around that county can use the library branches associated with the library system.