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circulating library

noun
1.
a library whose books can be borrowed by its members or subscribers.
Origin of circulating library
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45
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circulating library

noun
1.
another name (esp US) for lending library
2.
a small library circulated in turn to a group of schools or other institutions
3.
a rare name for subscription library
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