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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Yes, I do have a very big library in my town and it is near to my house. I often visit to this library on every Sundays. I do study the English language books over there.

Submitted by Sandy1325 on Sun, 07/05/2023 - 15:26


Yes, there is a local library near my school. I used to go there everyday in the summer. I used to read books there.

Submitted by alsarah on Thu, 27/04/2023 - 12:47


No, I don't have a local library because I live in a small village, but my university has that big library that I go to on exam days only to study.

Submitted by Tô Giang on Wed, 19/04/2023 - 22:58


I am going to forget the last time when I went to the library. At that time, I went there to borrow the specialized books

Submitted by Tahtooha on Sat, 15/04/2023 - 13:17


Yes, there is a small library near my home but I go there rarely because I prefer reading at home.

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.