circulating-library

circulating library

noun
1.
a library whose books can be borrowed by its members or subscribers.

Origin:
1735–45

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circulating library
 
n
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

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