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A library consists of a group of functions somewhere in memory (ROM or
RAM), a vector table, and a Library structure which can be followed by an
optional private data area for the library.  The library's base pointer
(as returned by OpenLibrary()) points to the library's Library data

struct Library
    struct  Node lib_Node;
    UBYTE   lib_Flags;
    UBYTE   lib_pad;
    UWORD   lib_NegSize;            /* number of bytes before library */
    UWORD   lib_PosSize;            /* number of bytes after library */
    UWORD   lib_Version;
    UWORD   lib_Revision;
    APTR    lib_IdString;
    ULONG   lib_Sum;                /* the checksum itself */
    UWORD   lib_OpenCnt;            /* number of current opens */
/* Meaning of the flag bits: */
                               /* A task is currently running a checksum */
#define LIBF_SUMMING (1 << 0)  /* on this library (system maintains this */
                               /* flag)                                  */
#define LIBF_CHANGED (1 << 1)  /* One or more entries have been changed  */
                               /* in the library code vectors used by    */
                               /* SumLibrary (system maintains this flag)*/

#define LIBF_SUMUSED (1 << 2)  /* A checksum fault should cause a system */
                               /* panic (library flag)                   */
#define LIBF_DELEXP (1 << 3)   /* A user has requested expunge but       */
                               /* another user still has the library     */
                               /* open (this is maintained by library)   */

 Using a Library to Reference Data    Relationship of Libraries to Devices 
 Minimum Subset of Library Vectors    Changing the Contents of a Library 

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