Definition of lending library in English:

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lending library

Pronunciation: /ˈlendiNG ˌlībrərē/


A public library from which books may be borrowed and taken away for a short time.
Example sentences
  • We can only hope this includes restocking the lending library with lots of new books.
  • In 1860 a lending library was begun and in 1966 the biggest book club operation in Britain began.
  • Despite being a little costlier than using the conventional libraries, the lending libraries are prospering.

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Syllabification: lend·ing li·brar·y

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