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A library from which books may be borrowed or rented for a minimal fee. Also called circulating library.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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