Stu:Hi, I am a new here and I couldn't come to our student orientation and I'm wondering if you can give me a few quick points just about library.
I'd really appreciate it.
Pro:Sure. I will be glad to. What's your major area of study?
Stu:Latin American Literature.
Pro:OK. Well, over here's the section where we have language, literature and arts.
And if you go down stairs you will find history section.
Generally, the students who concentrated in Latin American literature find themselves research in history section a lot.
Stu:Hum, you are right.
I am a transfer student and I've already done a year in another university so I know how the research can go that spent a lot of time on history section.
So how long can I borrow books for?
Pro:Our loan period is a month.
Oh I should also mention that we have an inter-library loan service.
If you need to get to hold a book that not in our library, there is a truck that runs between our library and a few public and university libraries in this area.
It comes around three times a week.
At my last school, it takes really a long time to get the materials I needed.
So when I had a project, I had to make a plan away in advance.
This sounds much faster.
Another thing I was wondering is:is there a place where I can bring my computer and hook it up?
There is a whole area here on the main floor where you can bring a laptop and plug it in for power but on top of that we also have a connection for the internet that every seat.
Stu:Nice, so I can do the all research I need to do right here in the library.
All I have the resources, all the books and the information I need right here in one place.
Pro:Yeah. That's the idea. I am sure you'll need photo copiers too.
There is down the hall to the left.
We have system where you have to use copy cards so you'll need to buy a card from the front desk.
You would insert it into the machine and you read it into the copies.
Stu:How much do you get charge?
Pro:Seven cents a copy.
教授:每张 7 美分。
Stu:Hum, that is not too bad. Thanks. Hum, where is the collection of the rare books?
Pro:Rare books are upon the second floor.
There is in the separate room where the temperature controlled, to preserved old paper in them.
You need to get special permission to access, and then you have to need to wear gloves to handle them because the oil in our hands, you know, can destroy the paper.
And gloves prevent that so we have a basket of gloves in the room.
Stu:Ok. Thanks. I suppose that all I need to know. You've been very helpful. Thanks.