rental library

noun

: a commercially operated library (as in a store) that lends books at a fixed charge per book per day

called also lending library

Examples of rental library in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lakewood Toolbox, a tool rental library that allows community members an affordable and educational option for borrowing tools. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 5 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rental library was in 1923

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“Rental library.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rental%20library. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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