lending-library

lending library

noun
1.
Also called circulating library, rental library. a small library that is maintained by a commercial establishment, as a drugstore, and is composed largely of current books that are lent to customers for a fee.
2.
Chiefly British. a public library that lends materials or the division or section of it that carries out this function.

Origin:
1700–10

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lending library
 
n
1.  Also called (esp US): circulating library the department of a public library providing books for use outside the building
2.  a small commercial library

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