lending library

noun

Definition of lending library 

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

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Campers choose books from the camp’s lending library. Page Leggett, charlotteobserver, "Faith, fitness and fun converge at Camp Walter Johnson," 31 May 2018 The program started decades ago and now runs lending libraries in prisons and publishes a guidebook to help people upon release. Max Kutner, Newsweek, "With No Google, the Incarcerated Wait for the Mail," 25 Jan. 2015

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1708, in the meaning defined above

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lending library

noun

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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