There are a lot of public libraries in Britain. These libraries have more than one hundred and fifteen million books, not including those libraries of public schools.
Public libraries not only lend books, music records but also help children, patients in hospitals and others to get special play readings, film shows and so on.
The first public libraries were founded in about the year 1850. Today's public libraries usually have a reading-room, a lending room and a reference room.
The greatest and most famous library in Britain is that of the British Library in London. It was founded in 1973 and has over 10, 000, 000 books. It has nearly every magazine, newspaper and book published in Britain and other parts across the world．
1. According to the passage, public libraries in Britain can do the following except (除了) _______.
A. lend books B. lend music records
C. offer special play readings D. offer some food
2. The British Library ________.
A. was founded in the seventeenth century
B. was famous only for its rich collection of books and magazines
C. is famous only for its long history
D. was founded in the later 20th century
3. Which is the best title?
A. Public Libraries in Britain
B. The British Library
C. The Richest Libraries