[Tagging] How one should tag different sections of library?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 14:15:25 UTC 2014

There is a large library with multiple sections (for children, for adults,
foreign language
books, reading room, movie/music borrowing, newspaper section etc etc).

There are separate accounts for separate sections, different opening hours.
But it is
managed by one institution, everything is in the same building, end it is
generally considered as one entity.

How one should tag it?

(1) amenity=library for both general entity and section (impossible for
data consumers to
understand that some are subsections)
(2) use (1) and use some sort of relation to indicate hierarchy (de facto
impossible to use
for data consumers)
(3) maybe introduce a new tag, something like amenity=library_section or
similar? Maybe library=section, without amenity=library and use
amenity=libvrary to
mark entire entity?

Note: I encountered this on tagging "Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w
Krakowie", for now I tagged one section using scheme (1) - see

Note: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dlibrary has
"A building can host multiple libraries. Please document the best way to
handle this (with
example) if you know a good solution. "
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