26. overdue books
27. 7 working days
STUDENT: I see. Now, about borrowing books. I'm living out of town, so I'm hoping I can borrow quite a few items, and cut down on the number of trips I have to make.
LIBRARIAN: Right, well, members can borrow two books at a time from each site.
STUDENT: Only two books?
LIBRARIAN: Only two from each site, but that's four altogether.
STUDENT: Oh I see, and how long can I hang on to them for?
LIBRARIAN: The borrowing period is one month, but of course books can be renewed. You can renew any item a maximum of three times.
STUDENT: Do I have to come to the library to do that?
LIBRARIAN: No, you can do it by telephone or email, but you can't renew overdue books this way, only before or on the due date stamped in the book. We'll need your full name, your borrower number and the name of the site library you borrowed the items from. Q26
STUDENT: So theoretically I can borrow books for up to three months - is that what you're saying?
LIBRARIAN: Yes, provided they're not recalled.
STUDENT: So, what happens then?
LIBRARIAN: Well, sometimes an item is requested by another borrower, in which case we'd send you a letter, and you'd have to return the book within seven working days. Don't forget we're closed on Sundays. Q27