What is loose-leaf?

loose-leaf meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A rigid or flexible mechanical binding that can be manually opened and closed by the user to remove or insert, at any location in the sequence of pages, one or more leaves or sections with holes or slots punched along the back margin. The most common varieties are ring binding and post binding. Loose-leaf binding is used in libraries for reference serials, government documents, legal publications, instruction manuals, etc., which must be updated on a regular basis (click here to see the process illustrated, courtesy of the University of Illinois Library). Compare with comb binding and spiral binding.


reference: ABC-CLIO