Even though libraries are citadels of silence, guarding humanity's best thoughts, it doesn't mean that humor is forbidden there. To prove that a giggle can easily accompany a pleasant read, Bored Panda has collected a list of some of the funniest examples of librarian humor.


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From mocking impossible visitor requests to motivating students, these creative solutions definitely got everyone's attention. Scroll down to check out why you should go the library more often and upvote the entries you like best!

#1 Sometimes I Wear My Panda Hat To Work. This Is What It Looks Like To Everyone Walking Into The Library

Sometimes I Wear My Panda Hat To Work. This Is What It Looks Like To Everyone Walking Into The Library

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Miss Cris 8 months ago

Great!!!!

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#2 When Libraries Troll Their Patrons

When Libraries Troll Their Patrons

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Neeraj Jha 8 months ago

I would LOL.. but library..

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#3 This Was At My College Library Entrance

This Was At My College Library Entrance

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Shirin Kamer 8 months ago

Ha ha ha yes Thank goodness Thesaurus survived.

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#4 My Local Library

My Local Library

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Katnip WickerBasket 8 months ago

Hahaha best one yet

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#5 "Please Do Not Let In The Cat"

"Please Do Not Let In The Cat"

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Beth 8 months ago

Aahahahahaha, Max will not be thwarted! Max will get into the library!

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#6 My School Library Knows What's Up

My School Library Knows What's Up

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Pi... 8 months ago

Batman has his own bloody library.... so.... yeah.

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#7 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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Pi... 8 months ago

That's awesome!

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#8 Mystery Indeed

Mystery Indeed

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Alanna Edwards 8 months ago

I bet the librarian didn't do that.

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#9 Librarian Humor

Librarian Humor

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Janine B. 8 months ago

Best one! 😂

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#10 My Local Library Is Taking People's Mugshot

My Local Library Is Taking People's Mugshot

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Hisseefit 8 months ago

This needs to be higher! Love it!

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#11 I Went To The Library, Accidentally Ended Up In Intersteller...

I Went To The Library, Accidentally Ended Up In Intersteller...

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Joanna Huang 8 months ago

It's like when you put two mirrors face to face

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#12 My Town's Public Library Has A Clever Blizzard Solution

My Town's Public Library Has A Clever Blizzard Solution

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Hari Onago 8 months ago

Unless you burn the books, but don't do that kids.

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#13 My Local Library Has This Sign On Their Dropoff Slot

My Local Library Has This Sign On Their Dropoff Slot

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Pi... 8 months ago

Maybe Kieth shouldn't keep his lunch in the book drop.

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#14 Who Ever Said Librarians Don't Have A Sense Of Humor?!

Who Ever Said Librarians Don't Have A Sense Of Humor?!

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Andrew Gibb 8 months ago

The section Donald Trump frequents

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#15 I Am Glad To Know That I Am Safe In My Universities Library

I Am Glad To Know That I Am Safe In My Universities Library

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Kjorn 8 months ago

just for mess with people add another sheet with 1 days without an attack

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#16 This Librarian Is Brilliant

This Librarian Is Brilliant

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Neeraj Jha 8 months ago

Baby Got Books.. by Sir Reads a lot!

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#17 We Found This Beautiful Wooden Writing Desk In The Newbold College Library, Opened The Drawer, And Found This Message

We Found This Beautiful Wooden Writing Desk In The Newbold College Library, Opened The Drawer, And Found This Message

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#18 My University Library, Ladies And Gentlemen

My University Library, Ladies And Gentlemen

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Celestial Lynx 8 months ago

Ah ha. Ha. Ha.

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#19 Saw This In My School Library

Saw This In My School Library

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Tamara Laney 8 months ago

I thought that too...and then my dog ate my book.

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#20 My Wife Is A High School Librarian And One Of Her Students Lost A Turtle In The Library Earlier In The Week. Today He Was Found. She Swears This Picture Wasn't Staged. Is This Awesome Or Is My Wife A Liar?

My Wife Is A High School Librarian And One Of Her Students Lost A Turtle In The Library Earlier In The Week. Today He Was Found. She Swears This Picture Wasn't Staged. Is This Awesome Or Is My Wife A Liar?

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Abbey Impson 8 months ago

How do you lose a turtle? Let alone in a library?

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#21 I Love My Local Library

I Love My Local Library

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Celestial Lynx 8 months ago

Books are the strongholds of knowledge— knowledge is the best weapon one can have T^T

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#22 Well Played Library Well Played

Well Played Library Well Played

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Signe Manat Hansen 8 months ago

Solo, I'm riding Solo

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#23 Library Pun

Library Pun

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caleb 8 months ago

hehe i love puns

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#24 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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Eva Tóthová 8 months ago

and then there are paranoid people like me who keep their laptop with them even for a cab ride(instead of putting big back-pack into the trunk)

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#25 In My School's Library

In My School's Library

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Neeraj Jha 8 months ago

No Mercy! #WWE

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#26 My Library Trolled The Blue Cover People

My Library Trolled The Blue Cover People

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Delta Sierra 8 months ago

Swear to god, I'm working in a bookstore and an old lady asked if we had a book, from when she was a little girl, it was blue and had a teddy bear on the cover. She'd like to give it to a grandchild for Christmas. It was Dec 24th.

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#27 Ran Across This In My Local Library

Ran Across This In My Local Library

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A Totally Normal Cellist 8 months ago

I might have smashed the upvote button even faster this time!!! DooWeeOoo!!!

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#28 My Library PSA

My Library PSA

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So_cat Socrate 8 months ago

Sad but true advice...

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#29 The Librarians Are Making This Joke

The Librarians Are Making This Joke

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Neeraj Jha 8 months ago

Shaun the Sheep is there.

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#30 This Is On A School Library

This Is On A School Library

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Lavinator 8 months ago

I hear Donkey Spock was difficult on set.

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#31 When You're Having A Bad Day At Work And Need To Cheer Yourself Up, You Name Your Department's Cartel

When You're Having A Bad Day At Work And Need To Cheer Yourself Up, You Name Your Department's Cartel

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Pi... 8 months ago

Dolly Lama

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#32 Saw This In The Library At My College Today. Nice Try, You Sneaky Librarians

Saw This In The Library At My College Today. Nice Try, You Sneaky Librarians

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Lios 8 months ago

I don't get it.

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#33 Our Librarians Sure Think They're Pretty Funny Sometimes

Our Librarians Sure Think They're Pretty Funny Sometimes

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Janine B. 8 months ago

Probably bought at Flourish and Blotts.

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#34 So My University's Library Just Uploaded These Pictures To Their Facebook Page

So My University's Library Just Uploaded These Pictures To Their Facebook Page

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criminalgirl 8 months ago

The books are revolting..

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#35 Funny Librarians Jokes

Funny Librarians Jokes

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Carmen Devore-Blakestad 8 months ago

Yes, I YAM glad I can read!

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#36 My Campus Library Is Hip With The Kids

My Campus Library Is Hip With The Kids

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#37 Library Joke

Library Joke

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ItsYaBoi 8 months ago

When you have a hot librarian use this

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#38 Saw This In My University's Library

Saw This In My University's Library

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Jessica Stohr 8 months ago

What movie?

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#39 Just Another Motivational Poster Found In My School's Library

Just Another Motivational Poster Found In My School's Library

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Phil The Computer 8 months ago

Nicholas cage caged in a Nicholas cage cage

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#40 New Labeling System

New Labeling System

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Dorothy McCurdy 8 months ago

I don't get it but feel like I should

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#41 Oh Yeah! Made A New Sign

Oh Yeah! Made A New Sign

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GlassOfWater 8 months ago

lol not if you read too long...

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#42 Found In The Children's Section Of My Local Library

Found In The Children's Section Of My Local Library

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Hari Onago 8 months ago

At the children's section you say...

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#43 Found On Library Trolley

Found On Library Trolley

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Phoebe Bean 8 months ago

Poor trolley!

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#44 I'm So Glad Someone Thought To Make Backroom Ryan Festive

I'm So Glad Someone Thought To Make Backroom Ryan Festive

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Beverly Palmacci 8 months ago

In this case no.

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#45 More Power

More Power

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#46 Oh. My. God. Becky. Did You See Her Book? It Was, Like, Sooo Big

Oh. My. God. Becky. Did You See Her Book? It Was, Like, Sooo Big

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Beverly Palmacci 8 months ago

Must be a really popular song...or librarians have developed butt fetishes.

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#47 Have You “Red” A Good Book Lately?

Have You “Red” A Good Book Lately?

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Marie-Louise Chenois 8 months ago

top one look more like pink to me

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