"and some of her's found its way to a circulating library"
Part of building which housed the Circulating Library in Bath
Creative Commons AttributionPart of building which housed the Circulating Library in Bath - Credit: Monkey Myshkin

 Circulating libraries (that is, libraries that circulated books, rather than libraries which moved from place to place!) came into existence in the 18th century and offered a  means of borrowing books rather than buying them. They are generally considered slightly different from the subscription libraries (which developed during the same period) in that they did not demand such a high annual subscription and they concentrated more on light literature, particularly novels. Indeed, it has been suggested that circulating libraries received rather a bad press during the 18th and 19th centuries because of their detrimental effect on readers, particularly female ones.