Sharing Itunes with a different user on the same computer...

Can I allow a different logged in user to gain access to my music library on the same computer? If so...How the heck do you do it? I tried something once and thought I lost my whole library!
Thanks.

The following document may be of some assistance with that:
iTunes: How to share music between different accounts on a single computer

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