20. Returning Overdue Books


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A: Can you help me with returning my late books?

B: This is the right spot to pay your fee. Put your books down right here.

A: OK, here they are.

B: I can see that you owe 25 cents a day. That will be one dollar and fifty cents total.

A: OK, here's the money.

B: We are interested in getting our books back; so as long as all the fines are paid off by the end of the semester, you will be fine. Does that make sense?

A: I'm not sure.

B: Your registration and transcripts can be held up if there is an outstanding fine.

A: Now I understand.

B: Well, you can always keep your late fees down by using the night drop if we are closed. Enjoy the library!


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A: These books should have been turned in last week.

B: You have come to the correct place. Hand me your books.

A: Here they are.

B: Whoa, these are pretty late! You owe five dollars total to clear your fine.

A: I don't have the money right now.

B: We only require that all fines must be paid off by the end of the semester. So you will be okay to go.

A: What would happen if I didn't pay it?

B: It's really important to always clear your fines, so you'll get a report card and transcripts on time.

A: Yeah, but I don't know how they can do that.

B: Always remember that the night drop is here, and we really appreciate you returning your books for all to use.


ESL Robot 4.0 (Android) - an AI-powered English tutor.

A: My library books are late, where can I put them?

B: This is where they need to be turned in. Let me see them to check the date, OK?

A: Yeah, I think that they are really late!

B: Not all that late. You only owe the library fifty cents.

A: What if I can't pay it?

B: We appreciate you paying off all fines as soon as possible, but always before the end of the semester.

A: Yeah, I get it.

B: Your report card and transcripts will be held until you pay all fines, so always make sure that you do that.

A: That's not really fair!

B: If we aren't here, always feel free to use the night drop outside. Thanks for coming in!

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