Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A library may refer to any of the following:

1. In computer programming, a library refers to a collection of files, programs, routines, scripts, or functions that can be referenced in the programming code.

Windows 7 library icon

2. In Windows 7, there are 5 default Libraries. Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos. They contain links to each of these libraries for the user to have easy access to the contents of each library.

3. When referring to data-storage, a library refers to any managed collection of storage devices, often a collection of removable storage.

Programming terms