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lend'ing li"brary

1. Also called circulating library, rental library. a small library that is maintained by a commercial establishment, as a drugstore, and is composed largely of current books that are lent to customers for a fee.
2. Chiefly Brit.a public library that lends materials or the division or section of it that carries out this function.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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