Definition of circulating library
1 : rental library
2 : a collection of books rotated among a group of institutions (as small public libraries or schools)
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Learn More about circulating library
Britannica English: Translation of circulating library for Arabic speakers
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up circulating library? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).