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lend·ing library

A library from which books may be borrowed or rented for a minimal fee. Also called circulating library.
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lending library

1. (Library Science & Bibliography) Also called (esp US): circulating library the department of a public library providing books for use outside the building
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) a small commercial library
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lend′ing li`brary

1. a library whose books and other materials can be borrowed.
2. a commercial library that rents materials for a fee.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lending library - library that provides books for use outside the building
depository library, library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
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lending library

nbiblioteca (con servizio di prestito di libri)
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