subscription library

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subscription library

n
(Library Science & Bibliography) a commercial lending library
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Keep a list of Members, another of the Membership Libraries, authorized to receive the services of the Exchange, and furnish me with such a list for reference?
America's Membership Libraries. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2007.
Membership libraries constitute another type whose richness and diversity have few if any counterparts elsewhere in the world.
Membership libraries, sometimes termed "subscription libraries," emerged in the eighteenth century, along with the rapid spread of middle-class (and especially female) literacy.

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