Finding the library

Finding the library

Listen to a conversation about the university library to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Student: Hi. Excuse me.

Student B: Yes?

Student: Where's the library?

Student B: The library? It's next to the registration office.

Student: Ah ... sorry, I'm new. Where's the registration office?

Student B: No problem. See the big building over there?

Student: Yes.

Student B: OK, so that's the lecture theatre. Next to that, on the right, is the registration office. And next to that is the library.

Student: I see. Thanks!

Student: Hello?

Librarian: Hello.

Student: Is this the library?

Librarian: Yes, it is. Quiet, please.

Student: Oh, sorry. Thank you.

Librarian: Can I help you?

Student: Er, yes, please. I want to borrow some books. What do I need?

Librarian: You need a library card. Here's the application form. You can take up to six books maximum today.

Student: OK. Six books.

Librarian: Yes. You have two weeks to read the books. Then you bring them back.

Student: And if I'm late?

Librarian: Every day you are late there is a fee of fifty pence.

Student: OK, 50p a day. Er, anything else?

Librarian: Mobile phones must be switched off in the library. You can bring your laptop, but please use headphones to watch videos or listen to music.

Student: OK, great.

Librarian: And you can't bring food or drink.

Student: No food, no drink. And ...?

Librarian: And please speak quietly! People are working here.

Student: Oh! Oh, OK. Thank you.

Librarian: You're welcome.

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Submitted by Daviid on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 03:57


Yes, in my city there are several libraries, near to my neighborhood there is one, but I don't go frequently, whatever, it is in the center of the square of Suba, next to the mayor's office. Here sometimes I look for books that i need for works of my university.

Submitted by Harold Molina on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 03:38


Yes, near where I live there is a library but I don't really go, the times I went I looked for books for some work

Submitted by FeliipeAndresA on Sun, 02/04/2023 - 00:47


Yes, there is a local library in my town. But I just don't go there. It doesn't have the kind of books I usually read.

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Sat, 18/03/2023 - 16:57


Of course in my town there is a library but I don't use that. I used to buy a books but nowadays I just borrow them of my friends or to find them in internet sites where I can use my tablet to read them.

Submitted by Sliang on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 01:25


Although there are many local libraries available, I rarely visit them, perhaps once every six months.

Submitted by francoandrian on Wed, 08/03/2023 - 15:49


I don't go to my local library because I read every book in digital format on my laptop, but I think that libraries are really helpful to study because it's calm spaces in which no loud sounds are allowed.

Submitted by baba1401 on Sun, 05/03/2023 - 09:13


one of the best place I was used frequently is the Library of my uni.

Submitted by alyahkhalid on Sat, 04/03/2023 - 10:49


In my city we have new library near where I stay but permanently I prefer to stay and study in home.

Submitted by reza102050 on Tue, 14/02/2023 - 10:57


there is a small library in my office that some useful books are there. anyone can barrow book for reading in office or at home.