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circulating library

noun
1.
a library whose books can be borrowed by its members or subscribers.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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Examples for circulating library
  • New forums for communication and debate-the newspaper, the circulating library, even the coffee-house-sprang up.
  • The circulating library is adequate with a variety of books and magazines.
  • Not circulating library material but a novel teaching tool.
  • The public is able to access and use non-circulating library materials in the library regardless of format.
British Dictionary definitions for circulating library

circulating library

noun
1.
another name (esp US) for lending library
2.
a small library circulated in turn to a group of schools or other institutions
3.
a rare name for subscription library
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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