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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. library that provides books for use outside the building;
[syn: lending library, circulating library]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Circulate \Cir"cu*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Circulated; p. pr. & vb. n. Circulating.] [L. circulatus, p. p. of circulare, v. t., to surround, make round, circulari, v. i., to gather into a circle. See Circle.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move in a circle or circuitously; to move round and return to the same point; as, the blood circulates in the body. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. To pass from place to place, from person to person, or from hand to hand; to be diffused; as, money circulates; a story circulates. [1913 Webster] Circulating decimal. See Decimal. Circulating library, a library whose books are loaned to the public, usually at certain fixed rates. Circulating medium. See Medium. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

circulating library n 1: library that provides books for use outside the building [syn: lending library, circulating library]