A special library
is a term for a library
that is neither an academic
or school library
, or a public library
. Special libraries may include law libraries
, news libraries, corporate libraries, museum libraries, and medical libraries
. Special libraries are also sometimes known as "information centers."
Special libraries often have a more specific clientele than libraries in traditional educational or public settings, and deal with only a specialized or particular type of information.
- "The Continuing Development of Special Collections Librarianship" by Michele V Cloonan; Sidney E Berger. Library trends. 52, no. 1, (2003): 9 ISSN: 0024-2594
- Handbook of special librarianship and information work by Alison Scammell. London : Aslib, ©1997. ISBN 0851423981more information is not given.