rental library


Definition of rental library

: 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, "West Park parishes host socially distanced blessing of animals: A Place in the Sun," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of rental library

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Rental library.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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