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 The town is also home to the country’s oldest synagogue, its oldest tavern and its oldest-operating lending library, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, which is celebrating its 275th birthday this year. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 June 2022 Someone had transformed a cot into a lending library. James Verini, New York Times, 19 May 2022 In San Francisco, a lending library and low-cost meals make the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace a true community attraction, and esteemed local vendors bring throngs of tourists to the Ferry Building. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 May 2022 Car tires were stacked, painted, and turned into seating, while a fridge was turned into a lending library. Siobhan Reid, Vogue, 20 Apr. 2022 There's also a lending library where families can borrow large-print and Braille books, which Howell said can be expensive and difficult to find secondhand. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Apr. 2022 The gallery bridges creative gaps through Alternative Field, a press that doubles as a multilingual lending library. Vickie Vértiz, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 There is a small lending library just outside, stocked with books. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 3 Feb. 2022 Not long after the end of World War I, American Sylvia Beach opened an English-language bookstore and lending library in Paris. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

15 Jun 2022

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“Lending library.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lending%20library. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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