Multimedia library

A multimedia library is a public institution functioning as a library, containing not only paper and electronic books, newspapers and magazines, but also multimedia materials like videos (movies, documentaries) and sound recordings (music, audio books).[1]

The multimedia library (médiathèque) of Roanne, France

A multimedia library is distinct from a hybrid library, which – sensu stricto – contains only books and e-books. Multimedia, by definition, includes also pre-digital non-book materials.

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  1. ^ An example of holdings at the Multimedia Library Archived 2013-03-21 at the Wayback Machine of the Central European University, Budapest