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Lending library   /lˈɛndɪŋ lˈaɪbrˌɛri/   Listen
Lending library

Library that provides books for use outside the building.  Synonym: circulating library.

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"Lending library" Quotes from Famous Books

... rhymes were addressed to a Miss Eliza Nixon, who supplied S. T. C. with books from a lending library. ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Vol I and II • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

... opium-eater. I used at one time to go and stay with an old friend, a clergyman in a remote part of England. He was a bachelor and fairly well off. He did not care about exercise or his garden, and he had no taste for general society. He subscribed to the London Library and to a lending library in the little town where he lived, and he bought too, a good many books. He must have spent, I used to calculate, about ten hours of the twenty-four in reading. He seemed to me to have read everything, old and new books alike, and he had an astonishing memory; anything that he put into ...
— From a College Window • Arthur Christopher Benson

... a mistress, in the same way in which ordinary school books are sometimes passed on. This reduces the expense of constantly having to buy new books for sight reading. Another plan is to establish a lending library, each child to pay 2d. or ...
— Music As A Language - Lectures to Music Students • Ethel Home

... is a big village, almost a little town. It possesses an imposing main street wherein are several shops, among them a stationer's with a lending library in connection with Mudie's; a really beautiful old inn with a courtyard; and grave-looking, dignified houses occupied by the doctor, a solicitor, and several other ...
— Jan and Her Job • L. Allen Harker

Words linked to "Lending library" :   circulating library, library, depository library

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