lending library


Definition of lending library

: a library from which materials are lent especially : rental library

Examples of lending library in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kaplan appears sincere in touting his ambition to create a lending library that will keep great paintings in public rather than private view. Los Angeles Times, "Review: How does it feel to own a Rembrandt? Or 15 of them? Inside the collectors’ quest," 6 Jan. 2021 In the ’90s, my teaching partner and I wrote a proposal for a $2,000 grant to start a lending library for families, to engage them in their children’s vocabulary development. Kristina Rizga, The Atlantic, "What Makes a Good Preschool Education," 9 Sep. 2020 Card games, once popular with S.T.A.R. members, are on permanent hold, as are day trips and the center’s lending library, Groeper said. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Niles, Park Ridge seniors navigate virtual, in-person programming as centers slowly reopen," 26 Aug. 2020 The choice of material available for borrowing is up to the lending library; and the loan of certain types of materials may be denied. Chris Smith | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Katrina for kids? Age-appropriate hurricane books can be a great education tool," 26 Aug. 2020 In the years that followed, his enterprise expanded to become a publishing house as well as a lending library for the local community. Joan Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor, "For the love of language: ‘Our Riches’ celebrates reading," 2 June 2020 Eventually, Ryad learns of the shop’s history as a lending library – in reality, an arrangement to help people read books who otherwise do not have the means of buying them. Joan Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor, "For the love of language: ‘Our Riches’ celebrates reading," 2 June 2020 Prince Albert was the first royal patron of the library, which is the world’s largest lending library. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Camilla Is Forced to Cancel an Official Engagement at the London Library Due to a Cold," 6 Nov. 2019 Campers choose books from the camp’s lending library. Page Leggett, charlotteobserver, "Faith, fitness and fun converge at Camp Walter Johnson," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of lending library

1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lending library was in 1708

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10 Jan 2021

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“Lending library.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lending%20library. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lending library

: a library that lends books to people who can take them home and then return them at a later time

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