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"The One With Ross' Library Book" is the seventh episode of the seventh season of Friends, which aired on NBC on November 16, 2000. This is one of the 10 episodes directed by actor David Schwimmer.


Erin is still around much to Joey's dismay.

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 anyway. 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. However, after meeting an attractive paleontologist in the area, he is caught fooling around with her by library security. Rachel and Phoebe find the perfect girl, Erin, for Joey and he is really into her but she doesn't feel the same way. He feels jealous that she is becoming friends with Rachel and Phoebe instead. 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 Greene
Courteney 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
Michael D. Roberts - The head librarian
Doug Budin - The librarian
Sarah Murdoch - The woman (as Sarah O'Hare)
Alexandra Margulies - The waitress
Andy Brewster - The guy in library
Nicholas Thomas - The guy student
Ben Hisoler - The Waiter (uncredited)
Ian Thorpe - Coffee Shop Customer
James Michael Tyler - Gunther
Jessica A. O'Sullivan - the Girl Student


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.
  • Chandler's hair is cut too. The next two episodes, Chandler's hair is the same like its been since "The One With Monica's Thunder". three episodes later, it's back to being cut again. Apparently, the next two episodes were shot before this one. The holiday episode was shot one episode after this one.
  • When Ross enters Central Perk, he asks Rachel if there was a place in her school where people went to "make babies". It was previously established that Rachel and Ross both attended Lincoln High School.
  • Chandler told Janice that he'd have to be in Yemen until they found an energy source to replace gasoline. In "The One With Chandler's Work Laugh", she believed that he was still in Yemen, so it's odd that she didn't comment on that in this episode (Although Monica may have provided some kind of explanation for his return when she told Janice about the wedding).
  • This is the seventh episode of Friends' seventh season. Kristin Davis, the actress who played Erin, would go on to also guest star on the seventh episode of the seventh season of the sitcom Will and Grace as Nadine, the best friend of one of the main characters' boyfriends.
  • Rachel makes pancakes for Erin but when Ross and Rachel get locked out of their apartment, he says "you haven't cooked since 1996".
    • It's conceivable that Ross didn't know about Rachel making pancakes in this episode.
    • However, Rachel made her English trifle/shepherd's pie dessert in "The One Where Ross Got High" (1999), and Ross was present for her cooking in that episode.
  • Monica's response to the woman sending back the chicken "show the Colonel in" is a reference to Colonel Sanders of KFC.
  • Janice says she feels like family and Chandler says their children will call her "Aunt Janice". When Rachel gives birth to Emma, Janice suggests that Emma and her son will date.

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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"