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1 .<-NARRATOR:->Listen to a conversation between a student and a librarian employee.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Excuse me. Can you help me with something?
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->I'll do my best. What do you need?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Well, I've received a letter in my mailbox saying that I'm supposed to return a book that I checked out back in January.
2 .Um, It's called "Modern Social Problems".
3 .But because I'm writing my senior thesis, I'm supposed to be able to keep the book all semester.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->So you signed up for extended borrowing privileges?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Yeah.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->But we are still asking you to bring the book back?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Uh-huh.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->Well, let me take a look and see what the computer says.
2 .The title was "Modern Social Problems"?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Yeah.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->OK. Um...Oh, I see, it's been recalled.
2 .You can keep it all semester as long as no one else requests it. But, someone else has.
3 .It looks like one of the professors in the sociology department requested it.
4 .So you have to bring it back, even though you've got extended borrowing privileges.
5 .You can check out the book again when it's returned in a couple of weeks.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->But I really need this book right now.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->Do you need all of it or is there a certain section or chapter you're working with?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->I guess there is one particular chapter I've been using lately for a section of my thesis. Why?
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->Well, you can photocopy up to one chapter of the book.
2 .Why don't you do that for the chapter you're working on right now?
3 .And by the time you need the rest of the book, maybe it will have been returned.
4 .We can even do the photocopy for you because of the circumstances.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Oh, well, that would be great.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->I see you've got some books there.
2 .Is that the one you were asked to return?
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->No, I left it in my dorm room.
2 .These are books I need to check out today.
3 .Um, is it OK if I bring that one by in a couple of days?
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->Actually, you need to return it today.
2 .That is if you want to check out those books today. That's our policy.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Oh, I didn't know that.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->Yeah, not a lot of people realize that.
2 .In fact, every semester we get a few students who have their borrowing privileges suspended completely because they haven't returned books.
3 .They're allowed to use books only in the library.
4 .They're not allowed to check anything out because of unreturned books.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->That's not good. I guess I should head back onto the dorm right now then.
1 .<-FEMALE EMPLOYEE:->But, before you go, what you should do is fill out a form requesting the book back in two weeks.
2 .You don't want to waste any time getting it back.
1 .<-MALE STUDENT:->Thanks a lot, now I don't feel quite so bad about having to return the book.