Definition of rental library in English:

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rental library

noun

US
A library that rents books and other material for a fee.
Example sentences
  • The DVD rental library, which boasts of an exhaustive collection of movies ranging from current blockbusters to all-time classics and a mind-boggling range of world cinema, attracts cineastes in droves.
  • The emergence of widely-available media resources primarily on videotape in the last 20 years has reduced reliance on rental libraries.
  • Both institutions were profit-seeking rental libraries designed to appeal to the mass market.

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Syllabification: ren·tal li·brar·y

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