rental library

rental library
noun Date: 1928 a commercially operated library (as in a store) that lends books at a fixed charge per book per day — called also lending library

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rental library — noun : a commercially operated library (as in a store) that lends books at a usually fixed charge per book per day a drug store with a rental library serviced by a concession company called also lending library * * * rental library noun (US) A… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rental library. — See lending library. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rental library. — See lending library. [1925 30, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • rental — n. 1 the amount paid or received as rent. 2 the act of renting. 3 an income from rents. 4 US a rented house etc. Phrases and idioms: rental library US a library which rents books for a fee. Etymology: ME f. AF rental or AL rentale (as RENT(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • library — Synonyms and related words: ALA, American Library Association, Bodleian Library, British Museum, Festschrift, Indian reservation, Library of Congress, Vatican Library, ana, anthology, aquarium, archives, armory, arsenal, atelier, athenaeum, attic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • library — n 1. bibliotheca, Obs. bibliothecary, Fr. bibliotheque. athenaeum; public library, lending library, rental library; stacks, reference room, reading room, study hall; book room, study, den. 2. book collection, manuscripts, publications …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Rental shop — A rental shop, also known as a video library, is a business that allows a consumer to temporarily obtain a reusable good or product for a specified period of time in exchange for payment, a process known as renting. Typically, a rental shop will… …   Wikipedia

  • library — n. 1) to accumulate, build up a library 2) to computerize a library 3) a children s; circulating, lending; law; mobile; municipal; music; public; reference; rental; research; school; university library 4) at, in (she works at/in the library) * *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rental collection — noun a collection of books that can be rented by readers in return for a small daily fee • Hypernyms: ↑library * * * noun : a collection of books in an otherwise free library (as in a college) that may be borrowed at a daily fee * * * a group of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rental collection — a group of books, in a public or other free library, for which a borrower must pay a fee. * * * …   Universalium

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