lending library
noun Date: 1708 a library from which materials are lent; especially rental library

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lending library — lending libraries N COUNT A lending library is a library from which the public are allowed to borrow books …   English dictionary

  • lending library — or lending department n. CIRCULATING LIBRARY …   English World dictionary

  • lending library — lending .library n a library that lends books, records etc for people to use at home →↑reference library …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lending library — ► NOUN ▪ a public library from which books may be borrowed for a limited time …   English terms dictionary

  • Lending library — A lending library is a library from which books are lent outOxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed. (1989), [http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50131766/50131766se1?single=1 query type=word queryword=lending+library first=1 max to show=10… …   Wikipedia

  • lending library — noun library that provides books for use outside the building • Syn: ↑circulating library • Hypernyms: ↑library, ↑depository library * * * noun, pl ⋯ ries [count] : a library that lends books to people who can take them home and then return them… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lending library — UK [ˈlendɪŋ ˌlaɪbrərɪ] / US [ˈlendɪŋ ˌlaɪbrerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms lending library : singular lending library plural lending libraries a library that has books for people to borrow …   English dictionary

  • lending library — /ˈlɛndɪŋ laɪbri/ (say lending luybree) noun a library which lends books, records, etc., as a public library or a commercial establishment charging a small fee …   Australian English dictionary

  • lending library — 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 Brit. a public library …   Universalium

  • lending library — noun (C) a library that lends books, records etc for people to use at home compare reference library …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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