A library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items.
A person can also call their personal collection of books or other media a library, even when it is not intended to be made accessible to others.
Libraries as a source for spanking in media
Libraries are a rich source to find references to spanking in various forms of literature, ranging from children's books to autobiographies, parenting books, and sometimes also adult fiction, as well as spanking in mainstream films. Spankophiles can find interesting spanking-related material in practically any library, and in the days before the World Wide Web, before anyone could find at the press of a button more material than they ever wished, libraries played an even bigger role in that respect than today.
Libraries as settings for a spanking
Although libraries are places with relatively strict behaviour rules, public libraries are rarely found as settings for spankings, because noise-making is considered inconsiderate to any other people present. At most, perhaps, a single smack might be employed to bring a misbehaving son or daughter to their senses.
In school and academic libraries, especially of boarding schools and similar institutions, it may be different. School libraries are sometimes found as settings in spanking fiction, for example in chapter 7, 17, 18, and 22 of the novel The Old Rectory. In spanking fiction, often a librarian will be the spanker (or more rarely, the spankee).
In old British English, "Library" was also the name of a room set aside for a boarding school's house prefect. This room was also the designated punishment room where canings and birchings took place.
"Library" in book collections etc.
- Dr. Lamb Library
- Librairie Artistique
- Librairie Artistique et Édition Parisienne Réunies
- Librairie du Temple
- Librairie Franco-Anglaise
- Librairie Générale
- Library Illustrative of Social Progress
- Library of Spanking Fiction
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