Libraries can be some of the most visually stunning meccas of architecture, but even if you aren't fortunate enough to live near one of the most beautiful libraries in the world - your local libraries can still contain some pretty creative designs. The following list is a collection of photos from everyday libraries that have been spiced up with hilarious and creative twists from the funny librarians who run them.

From clever wordplay and funny signs to enchanting building entrances to organizing books by nudity on the covers these protectors of books went above and beyond to bring some extra magic to these hubs of imagination. Scroll down below to see all the literary fun and remember why libraries are not replaceable. Don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

This Is Dina. She Volunteers At Our Local Library As A Reading Dog. Kids With Difficulties Read For Her And She Does Not Judge

This Is Dina. She Volunteers At Our Local Library As A Reading Dog. Kids With Difficulties Read For Her And She Does Not Judge

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Ozacoter 6 months ago

<3

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#2

This Entrance To The Kids Section At Our Local Library

This Entrance To The Kids Section At Our Local Library

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Erin 6 months ago

Wow! That must be a really nice library!

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#3

This Library Has A Directory For Topics People Might Be Embarrassed To Ask For

This Library Has A Directory For Topics People Might Be Embarrassed To Ask For

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Kaisu Rei 6 months ago

This is really amazing, making sure people find a helpful book that they otherwise might be too ashamed to ask for!

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#4

Blind Dates Prevent You From Judging A Book By Its Cover

Blind Dates Prevent You From Judging A Book By Its Cover

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Giovanni 6 months ago

In my experience the quality of the cover is often a clue on how much the publisher cares about the quality of the book itself, therefore judging a book by its cover is not always wrong.

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#5

This Library Tells You How Much Money You’ve Saved By Using The Library

This Library Tells You How Much Money You’ve Saved By Using The Library

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Kaisu Rei 6 months ago

Libraries are so amazing because they are a way for lower income people to read and get educated!

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#6

My Local Library Has Bee Hive In The Kids Section, With A Tube That Leads To The Outside

My Local Library Has Bee Hive In The Kids Section, With A Tube That Leads To The Outside

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Ozacoter 6 months ago

Thats great for the environment and the kids!

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#7

My Local Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Check Out

My Local Library Has Dozens Of Different Cake Pans To Check Out

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Erin 6 months ago

I want a cake library!!

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#8

My School's Library Has Noise-Level Guides That Change Colour When It Gets Too Loud

My School's Library Has Noise-Level Guides That Change Colour When It Gets Too Loud

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Jaded Queen 6 months ago

So cool!

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#9

This Library Knows How To Motivate Children

This Library Knows How To Motivate Children

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Amanda Ford 5 months ago

This reminds me of "Jesus saves/ and backs up his files." Or "/ and only takes half damage."

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#10

Every Year My School's Librarian Dresses Up As A Book Reaper To Collect Overdue Books

Every Year My School's Librarian Dresses Up As A Book Reaper To Collect Overdue Books

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Vic 6 months ago

This is awesome!!

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#11

"Guys Who Have Lost Their Shirts" Bookshelf

"Guys Who Have Lost Their Shirts" Bookshelf

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- 6 months ago

Yeah.. Why do so many guys lose their shirts? I mean come on! Get a bigger wardrobe.

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#12

My Local Library Has Vault You Can Go Into To Talk On Your Phone

My Local Library Has Vault You Can Go Into To Talk On Your Phone

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CatShatBrix 6 months ago

Within the cone... of silenceeeee (song reference)

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#13

Local Library Has A Community Jigsaw Puzzle

Local Library Has A Community Jigsaw Puzzle

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Nami Tantrum 6 months ago

i'd finish that up in a few hours and if anyone would try to help or interrupt me i'd throw them out into the reading garden and lock the door xD

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#14

This Sign At My University With The Number For The Library Police

This Sign At My University With The Number For The Library Police

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Ozacoter 6 months ago

Thats a great idea. Usually asking in person to people to be silent just brings trouble.

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#15

The Mystery Section In San Jose State University's Library Has A Secret Bookshelf

The Mystery Section In San Jose State University's Library Has A Secret Bookshelf

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Jay Bazurke 5 months ago

It's the entrance for the occult reading room

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#16

Banned Books Display At My Local Library

Banned Books Display At My Local Library

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Vic 6 months ago

Why would you do this.. Now I want to why all those books were banned..

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#17

This Mural At My School Has Fahrenheit 451 Positioned On The Fire Extinguisher

This Mural At My School Has Fahrenheit 451 Positioned On The Fire Extinguisher

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Kaisu Rei 6 months ago

This is so clever, my book worm heart loves this!

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#18

My Library Has A Globe Of The Moon

My Library Has A Globe Of The Moon

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Nash Nopper 6 months ago

awesome!

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#19

Saw This In My Local Library

Saw This In My Local Library

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Kaisu Rei 6 months ago

Critical media reading skills are really important for everyone, especially children and so this is a really good idea

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#20

Gigantic Books At The Entrance Of A Public Library In France

Gigantic Books At The Entrance Of A Public Library In France

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Kaisu Rei 6 months ago

This is really amazing!

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#21

The Library Places The Books On The Lower Shelves On Their Sides So The Titles Are Easier To Read

The Library Places The Books On The Lower Shelves On Their Sides So The Titles Are Easier To Read

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just a thought! 6 months ago

Really simple yet clever !

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#22

Our Librarian This Halloween

Our Librarian This Halloween

After being told countless times by students that he looks a lot like a certain TV character, our librarian finally gave in and embraced his inner sociopath this Halloween. He sat like this for the first hour the library was open.

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Pittsburgh rare 6 months ago

Doppelganger

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#23

This Library Was Built Exactly Over The Canada-USA Border (The Black Line)

This Library Was Built Exactly Over The Canada-USA Border (The Black Line)

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ex-jedi 6 months ago

Do you get more/less polite when you cross it?

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#24

My University Library Took Out Consecutive Sections Of Shelves. Can See From One Wall To The Other

My University Library Took Out Consecutive Sections Of Shelves. Can See From One Wall To The Other

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Camille Holland 6 months ago

That's like Interstellar

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#25

Display At My Local Library

Display At My Local Library

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Vic 6 months ago

I'll comment on this later

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#26

At My Library You Can Pick Up Bags Of Books In A Certain Genre Without Knowing What Those Books Are

At My Library You Can Pick Up Bags Of Books In A Certain Genre Without Knowing What Those Books Are

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Iris Engler 6 months ago

I like this idea. Sometimes you'll find unexpected treasures this way

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#27

Our Library's Hurricane Prep

Our Library's Hurricane Prep

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Night Owl 6 months ago

I love this :D

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#28

Albena, Bulgaria Beach Library

Albena, Bulgaria Beach Library

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Kaisu Rei 6 months ago

Some beaches have places like these for tourists where they can borrow books or leave their own books if they don't want to bring them back home on the plane

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#29

Old School Love Letter Station At Library

Old School Love Letter Station At Library

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Luis Milian 6 months ago

no autocorrect here...true love will show!

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#30

Found At My University's Library. Gotta Love Nanas

Found At My University's Library. Gotta Love Nanas

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Guinevere 6 months ago

That's so nice :D

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#31

Library Aisle At My University. They Got Two Aisles Full Of Board Games That You Borrow

Library Aisle At My University. They Got Two Aisles Full Of Board Games That You Borrow

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Vicky Zar 6 months ago

Oh I loved that about my library when I was a kid. My parents never bought board games, so we just borrowed them from the library.

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#32

This Library Has The Approximate Time In Words Projected Onto It

This Library Has The Approximate Time In Words Projected Onto It

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GB1997 5 months ago

I don't know why but i LOVE this

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#33

A Mini Library Modeled After The Building Behind It

A Mini Library Modeled After The Building Behind It

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Hard 2 Guess 5 months ago

So cute and awesome.

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#34

Laptops You Can Borrow At The Austin Public Library

Laptops You Can Borrow At The Austin Public Library

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STicKy 6 months ago

hoping to have this in the Philippines...

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#35

I Was Studying In The Library When My Phone Rang. Returned After A Few Minutes

I Was Studying In The Library When My Phone Rang. Returned After A Few Minutes

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Pseudo Puppy 6 months ago

leaving valuables anywhere in public.... not the best move. Glad the theft was only virtual, and not literal.

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#36

Found In Buffalo Library. It’s True Tho... #adfree

Found In Buffalo Library. It’s True Tho... #adfree

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Feelin’ Memes 6 months ago

Soooo true

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#37

This Poster Outside My School Library

This Poster Outside My School Library

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Ola Polowczyk 6 months ago

Did Gaston write the sign?

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#38

My Library Has A Spot For People To Listen To Records

My Library Has A Spot For People To Listen To Records

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jamie1707 5 months ago

Such a great idea/service! My library, the main branch had a huge collection of phonograph records of all genres. They also had these old fashioned record players and old fashioned head phones (think 78rpm, thick Bakelite and cloth cords). I spent hours in that room when I was growing up. I haven't been in that room for years, but next time I'm at the main branch, I'm going to check it out. I bet they have 21st century equipment these days!

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#39

Girlfriends Library Card

Girlfriends Library Card

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Luis Milian 6 months ago (edited)

"more inside" LMAO

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#40

Big Books For Little Readers

Big Books For Little Readers

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engineer_nope.avi 5 months ago

This is cute.

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#41

Basement Floor Of My Campus Library Has A Treadmill With A Computer, So You Can Exercise & Study At The Same Time

Basement Floor Of My Campus Library Has A Treadmill With A Computer, So You Can Exercise & Study At The Same Time

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Vic 6 months ago

If the treadmill powers the computer.. That would be brilliant..

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#42

The Tech School Library I Went To Has Sleeping Pods

The Tech School Library I Went To Has Sleeping Pods

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Magpie 6 months ago

In Australia when extreme heat is coming we are advised - if you don't have air conditioning - to go to libraries for a cool down. So this would be brilliant.

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#43

The Cafe In My Local Library Has A Table For People Happy To Chat To Strangers

The Cafe In My Local Library Has A Table For People Happy To Chat To Strangers

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justa catboy 5 months ago

I would not do this, because the introvert in me would be off the walls.

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#44

This Sign Is In My Local Library. The Logic Is Unassailable

This Sign Is In My Local Library. The Logic Is Unassailable

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Vic 6 months ago (edited)

Not entirely their fault. The hands of a T-Rex were too short to hold a book

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#45

Campus Library Installs Grass. Real Grass

Campus Library Installs Grass. Real Grass

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Feelin’ Memes 6 months ago

Farmer: I want to go library but I have sheep to look after. Wait a minute....I could my sheep there with me and they can eat the grass.

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#46

Library Has "Recently Returned" Section So You Can See What Other People Have Been Reading

Library Has "Recently Returned" Section So You Can See What Other People Have Been Reading

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Kaisu Rei 6 months ago

Isn't this a feature in most libraries? There's one in every library I've been to, but maybe it's just a thing specific to my country

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#47

Had A Volunteer Help Me Make These Stools Out Of Our Discarded Books For New Library Seating

Had A Volunteer Help Me Make These Stools Out Of Our Discarded Books For New Library Seating

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diane a 6 months ago

Annoying if you really want to read the actual book ..Lol

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#48

This Library Likes To Play Games

This Library Likes To Play Games

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Martti Laurson 6 months ago

This library is sadly pointing out the conditions they have. This might be a cry for help.

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#49

My Local Library Has A Mini Art Vending Machine

My Local Library Has A Mini Art Vending Machine

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Chancey 5 months ago

What is actually in there? I need to know!

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#50

At My Local Library... You Can Rent Fishing Poles... Only In Arkansas

At My Local Library... You Can Rent Fishing Poles... Only In Arkansas

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Carmen 6 months ago

I wonder how many people came in with the intent to check out a fishing rod and happened to check out books as well?

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