circulating library


noun

a library whose books can be borrowed by its members or subscribers.

Nearby words

  1. circularity,
  2. circularize,
  3. circulate,
  4. circulating capital,
  5. circulating decimal,
  6. circulating medium,
  7. circulation,
  8. circulator,
  9. circulatory,
  10. circulatory system

Origin of circulating library

First recorded in 1735–45

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British Dictionary definitions for circulating library

circulating library

noun

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