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In this lesson we will learn the phrases that you can use while in a library.
Tom: I want to borrow a book. Could you please tell me the procedure for that?
Brooke: Take the book to the librarian. She'll check it out for you.
Tom: Where does the librarian sit?
Brooke: There's a desk on the extreme left of this wing. You'll find her there.
Tom: Do I need to hand in anything to get the book checked out?
Brooke: Yes. You'll have to submit a photo identification and proof of residence.
Tom: Alright. Thank you.
Tom: I'd like to return this book.
Henry: When did you check it out?
Tom: A couple of weeks ago.
Henry: Alright. Just sign here and leave the book with me.
Tom: Sure. Is that all?
Henry: Yes. You can look for more books if you want to.
Tom: Thank you. I will.
Brooke: I'm looking for a book titled ''The Revolution:1842''. I'm afraid I couldn't find it anywhere in the history section.
Henry: Give me a moment, please. Let me check it here.
Brooke: Thanks, I saw it on a shelf last week.
Henry: Sure. It's listed in our database, but someone has checked it out.
Brooke: Do you have another copy of it?
Henry: No. We only have one copy.
Brooke: Okay. When can I expect it to be available?
Henry: Well, the person has taken it for 7 days. You can check again on Monday.
Brooke: Alright. Thank you.
Brooke: Hey. I came here a couple of days ago. I wanted to get ''The revolution:1842'' which was checked out already.
Henry: Yes, I remember you.
Brooke: So, is it available now?
Henry: Yes. I must say you are quite lucky. The person returned it just a couple of minutes ago.
Brooke: I didn't want to miss it. I urgently need this book for my assignment.
Henry: That might've been the case. Someone else came asking for this book yesterday as well.
Brooke: Here's my library card.
Henry: Thank you.