How to Use the Library

A library is a building for a collection of books, magazines, periodicals and newspapers. The book s are kept on the she lves in the stack room whereas the magazines, journals, etc. in the reading rooms. Modern libraries also have xerox rooms, and computer rooms.

If you want to bor row books, you can go to the loan desk , look over the correct call numbers in the card catalog and ask the librarian to take them out for you. Or you're allowed to enter the stack room to find books for your self, you can look up the bound volume of index for the articles relative to the subject, on which you are going to write a thesis. If the library doesn't subscribe to the magazine which carries the ar-ticle you want, you can borrow the magazine from other libraries by means of inter library loan service. Don't forget to show your library card or I.D. card to the librarian before you go into the reading room, where you can read magazines or newspapers. If you find a good ar ticle and want to keep it , you can have it duplicated in the xerox room. Besides, if you want to watch films or slides , you can ask the projectionist to play the videotape for you in the audio-visual room, where you can also listen to language tapes and music tapes .


·Briefly int roducing a library

·Expound how to use the libra ry

* bor row books

* use the ca rd catalog

* look up the index

* use the xerox room and the audio-visual room, etc.




stack room 书库

xerox room 复印室

audio-visual room 视听室

loan desk 借书处

call numbers 书架号

card catalog 目录卡

bound volume of index 索引合订本

relative to... 与……有关的

s ubscribe to... 订购

inter library loan service 馆际借书服务

duplicate v. 复印

slides n. 幻灯片

projectionist n. 放映员

videotape n. 录像带