The One With Ross's Library Book
Season 7, episode 7
153rd overall episode of Friends
7x07 Ross caught
Ross gets caught having sex in the library.
Episode Information

November 16, 2000

Written by

Scott Silveri

Directed by

David Schwimmer

Episode Guide

The One With The Nap Partners


The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs


"The One With Ross's Library Book" is the seventh episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on NBC on November 16, 2000.


Monica runs into Janice and Janice is shocked to hear that she is getting married to Chandler but invites herself and her boyfriend to the wedding. Ross' doctoral dissertation can be found at the library but when he goes to see it he finds out that the Paleontology section of the library is only used by students to make out or fool around; therefore Ross decides to defend the area. Rachel and Phoebe find the perfect girl for Joey and he is really into her but she doesn't feel the same way. Chandler and Monica finally get rid of Janice when Monica comes up with the idea of telling Janice that Chandler still has feelings for her, and make her think that her being around will come between Monica and Chandler.

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

Jennifer Aniston - Rachel Green
Courtney Cox - Monica Geller
Lisa Kudrow - Phoebe Buffay
Matt LeBlanc - Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry - Chandler Bing
David Schwimmer - Ross Geller

Supporting Cast

Kristin Davis- Erin
Maggie Wheeler - Janice Litman
Michael D. Roberts - The head librarian
Doug Budin - The librarian
Sarah Murdoch - The woman
Alexandra Margulies- The waitress
Andy Brewster - The guy in library
Nicholas Thomas - The guy student
Ben Hisoler - The Waiter
Ian Thorpe- Coffee Shop Customer
James Michael Tyler - Gunther


Directed By:
David Schwimmer

Written By:
Scott Silveri


  • In this episode Jennifer Aniston cuts her hair. It remains short until The One Where Rachel Tells... in which her hair returns to mid-length. From there on it continues to grow until it reaches its original length.
  • Chandler's hair is cut too. The next 2 episodes, Chandler's hair is the same like its been since The One With Monica's Thunder. 3 episodes later, it's back to being cut again. Apparently, the next 2 episodes were shot before this one. The holiday episode was shot one episode after this one
  • When Joey sees Janice in the doorway of Monica and Chandler's apartment he is seen prominently running away before she sees him. This is probably due to the fact that in The One With Chandler's Work Laugh, as Janice is breaking up with Ross she tells Joey that's two out of three and then flirts with him, hinting she'll go out with him next, to Joey's horror as he hates Janice.
  • Chandler told Janice that he'd have to be in Yemen until they found an energy source to replace gasoline. In the episode where she last appeared, she still believed that he was still in Yemen so it's odd that she didn't comment on that in this episode. However, she probably just thought Chandler was back from Yemen.

Episode Navigation

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Preceded by
"The One With The Nap Partners"
Series Seven Episodes Followed by
"The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"

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