Finding the library

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

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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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Hello thanhtam

Since you mention going to school, I just wanted to say that our site is made for adult learners of English. If you are under 18, you should go to LearnEnglish Teens, which has topics that are probably more interesting for you.

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yes ,there is a local library near my home.many years i haven't gone there . i had studied my lessons.
I prefer to read books in the library. When my student’s time, I used to go to library and read the books there.
There is not a library around my home. But i go to a library inside my office. its books are about building engineering. meantime I have a little library in my home. specially, I read psychology books, Jojo Moyes novels.
Of course! There is a local library where is near my house. I love to go to the library in my free time because the library has a lot of materials for me to read or use, such as CDs, lectures, references and more. Therefore, it is convenient for me to acquire some useful knowledge to preview.
I have a library in the old school of my home town. Usually I don't go to the library. I prefer to read articles and books online.
There is a library next to our building but I never tried borrowing a single book. I prefer reading online articles.
I went to library in my school time. But I can't go now because I haven't got free time.
I have a liabrary in my collage and I borrow some book and somtime I spend freetime to read some store books.
I prefer to read in my home, I sometimes go to my university library to burrow the books that i need
Yes, we have a local library. I go there two times a month. I like reading and usually I borrow books, especially proffesional books for my field.
Hi anyone I have a small library in my hose and a big library in my office. I reefer to my library in my hose every week, but my visit into the library in my office is not a lot. However, I like to visit it very much because the environment of library is very relaxing and quiet. Thanks
I have a local library. I go two days for week there. I like read literature books there, I see friends there too, and we speaks about books, or politic, or music there. I go to borrow books, because I am research about history off my country and I need read about this. I like go to take write class too. The last book that I go to borrow was Sunset Park of Paul Auster.
Yes, i have a local Library it is actually my University library. I often go there for reading & preparing for my assignments . Besides i go there for time spending.
I had gone to the library of the university for 05 Years when I was student.I went there to borrow books and I revise my lessons. I loved working there it was a beautiful and quiet area.
There are lot of libraries in my town, but I never use them, because I prefer study in my house and when I need new books I prefer buy them.
Hi friends, I am writting you from a small village in Seville, Spain. In my town there is a public library but I have never used to study or borrow books from there because I have prefered my home to study and I use to look for information from internet. I like reading but I always buy the books which are read for me.
I live in Mexico City, and there are a few libraries here, and I can´t go there often because they are far a way from my house.
There are lots of libraries in Hanoi City Center. I like library of France cultural center. I go to there afterwork to read and study. I usually borrow books, cds and dvds from library to home.
Yes I do. There is a neighborhood library but I don't use it, because I live near to university and so I can go to university library. There, I often carry my laptop and write about some document I'm preparing for my studies.
Yes,I have.I went there once a week and I studied there for an hour and then when I went back,I borrowed two books to home.
Yes, I have a library card as well as two different library card. I was going to the local library but at the moment I can't go because the library is so far from me.
Yes, I do. The local library is 20 minutes from my house on public transport. Generally, I going to library three times for week and in the study room, I usually going to read my books when I'll take a test in my Institute or sometimes I use the library's computer to investigate on the internet.
I have a small library in next house. But I don't never used it, because e-library is more comfortable with me. There I can find any book.
I be familiar with libraries, because I managed a public library in my town for many years. It was a very interesting job, wich gave me great satisfactions.
Dear british Council Team I v got a question. I cant find the online dictionary. would you please help me with sending me the related links ? Thanks in advance.
Hello mehrazin There used to be a dictionary search box on all of our webpages, but it stopped working and we were unable to fix it. But you can access the same dictionary at https://dictionary.cambridge.org/ . The Longman dictionary (https://www.ldoceonline.com/) is also very useful, as it has a lot of example sentences. Enjoy! All the best Kirk The LearnEnglish Team
Hello there There is a local library close to the city center, located on the vicinity of one of the main squares of the city . There is another nice and specialized library in my city .When i was 22, one of my favorite was translating a variety of articles with different subjects. that was amazing and i really enjoy it . I went to that specialized one to translate the various articles .Actually i v worked as a translator for a while. Nowadays, I go to the library to borrow the books . I like studying books very much. Many thanks to The british Council Team
Yes there are good libraries in my city. Sometimes i go to the library and take different books. My relative works as the librarian and so i can take books at any time.