lending library

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lending library (plural lending libraries)

  1. A library from which books are lent out.
    • 1944 May and June, Arthur B. Longbottom, “The Derby Railway Institute”, in Railway Magazine, page 149:
      The use of three or four rooms under the old shareholders' room at Derby Station was granted, and a lending library was inaugurated.