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subscription library

noun
1.
a commercial lending library
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  • The first part of Franklin's autobiography concludes with an account of the foundation of the first subscription library.

  • And now I set on foot my first project of a public nature,—that for a subscription library.

    Franklin's Autobiography Benjamin Franklin
  • Franklin establishes the first subscription library in the United Colonies.

  • I now set on foot my first project of a public nature, that for a subscription library.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • When this Philadelphia Library was founded, in 1731, not a single city or town in England possessed a subscription library.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • It began as a subscription library with a collection of 700 volumes, and was located in a small room at No. 49 Fulton street.

  • He superintended the formation of a subscription library in the parish, and took the whole management of it upon himself.

    Life of Robert Burns Thomas Carlyle
  • And now I set on foot my first project of a public nature, that for a subscription library.

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