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Borrowing a Book from the Library

Listen and learn: borrow a book from the library

While you are at VCU, you will sometimes need to borrow a book from the library for class, to practice for the TOEFL or IELTS, or for fun. This activity will help you learn how to borrow a book.

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New words

These are the new words you will hear. Place your cursor over the word to see a definition:

Definitions modified from the ACRL Instruction Section's Multilingual Glossary for Today's Library Uses.


Listen to the following conversation, then answer the questions below.



Practice checking out a book:  pretend that your friend needs a book and that you work in the library and are checking out the book. 


Visit Cabell library, find a book you like, and check it out!