subscription library


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subscription library

n
(Library Science & Bibliography) a commercial lending library
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The condition may be due to the fact that a label in the book shows that it was once part of a private subscription library.
Earlier libraries were funded by fees - the Liverpool Library of 1758 was the first English subscription library.
Social'' in the library's name indicates it was originally a subscription library and only four libraries in the United States still retain the word social in their name.
SAP Student Academy also offers universities access to an extensive e-learning subscription library that they can make available to their students so they can expand their knowledge across all SAP solution areas.
He sold two copies in Birmingham, one of which was to a bookseller who took pity on him, and it was later presented to the Birmingham Subscription Library to buy it.
Tucked away in the picturesque and rolling hills of south Lanarkshire, just far enough away from the motorway to remain quiet and undiscovered, the Leadhills Miners Library is the UK's oldest subscription library, and is now a keystone of modern Scottish culture.
Allen, who was to establish one of the most famous of Sydney's legal firms, clearly maintained his love of reading, becoming a foundation member of the Australian Subscription Library in 1826.
For instance, at the age of 24 in 1731, he was instrumental in founding the Library Company of Philadelphia, a subscription library meant to improve the community's access to books.
The building also became home to the city's subscription library, which is widely believed to have been the first lending library in Europe.
com, an online subscription library that's very user-friendly, even for preschoolers.
Benjamin Franklin's subscription library eventually formed the basis for Philadelphia's modern public library system.
The volumes have an interesting history in their own right having been part of the Australian Subscription Library in 1826.