Definition of circulating library in English:

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circulating library

noun

historical
A small library with books lent for a small fee to subscribers.
Example sentences
  • They also ran a circulating library which advertised ‘an immense quantity of volumes’.
  • One major change since 1935 has been the disappearance of the so-called circulating library.
  • The reading public had been massively organized and empowered by the new phenomenon of the circulating library.
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