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    #1

    How can I say that?

    I'd like to know what verb I have to use to express the following concept: So, I get into a public library and I need to take a book and bring it along to my house because I have to read it for an exam...Now, what's the verb that expresses the action I'm doing? Am I hiring a book from the library? Am I renting a book from a library? Any other verbs?

    Thanks very much.

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    #2

    Re: How can I say that?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    I'd like to know what verb I have to use to express the following concept: So, I get into a public library and I need to take a book and bring it along to my house because I have to read it for an exam...Now, what's the verb that expresses the action I'm doing? Am I hiring a book from the library? Am I renting a book from a library? Any other verbs?

    Thanks very much.
    We usually say "borrow a book from a library".


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    #3

    Re: How can I say that?

    As Bahaisahab said 'borrow a book'; also 'take a book out'

    ... I need to take a book out and bring it along to my house because I have to read it for an exam.

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    #4

    Re: How can I say that?

    Here we refer to checking a book out. Some books in the reference section cannot be checked out. You can ask the librarian how many books you already have checked out.

    (Borrow is of course okay too!)


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    #5

    Re: How can I say that?

    Also, 'get a/some book(s) out.

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    #6

    Re: How can I say that?

    In Canada you can also sign out a book.

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