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.

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
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3 years ago

Great!!!!

Cats999
Community Member
3 years ago

That must be a bored panda.

Kent Obediah Hayton
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3 years ago

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You must be fucking original.

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Tamara Laney
Community Member
3 years ago

That would totally make my day--hilarious!

Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

you look adorable! walking into a library and seeing this would really make my day!

Devil Kitty
Community Member
3 years ago

You should put a book up their for the panda to read

Devil Kitty
Community Member
3 years ago

I used the wrong there

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Very inviting and welcoming. :)

Kimberly Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

If I walked in that library, I would think a panda sitting at the desk was perfectly normal.

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
3 years ago

Very short librarian or very high counter?

Ehren Thomsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Normal-sized librarian sitting behind a rather, but not unusually, high counter.

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lindsayaotter
Community Member
3 years ago

Those warm greeting panda eyes are smiling at me.

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
3 years ago

Things definitely getting better, a panda in a library!!

Valerie Davis
Community Member
3 years ago

I love it !!

toby casey
Community Member
2 years ago

So if there are THIRTY instances...why is it surprising that librarians have a sense of humor? Or is it that you do not go to the library and had some misconceptions about the library and were surprised that your assumption were wrong. Yes I am a librarian, and yes, I am calling you out for likely not a being a regular at a library but yet making a commit on them, which although made in humor, is still offensive and wrong. Spend a little more time at a library, there is probably quite a bit more that will surprise you.

paulo marreco
Community Member
3 years ago

Working at a library that panda will never be bored.

Jack Mayson
Community Member
3 years ago

I need to go there.

Heatherz_myBoo
Community Member
3 years ago

Uhhhh, Yes please!

Martha Chisum
Community Member
3 years ago

So cute!

Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

Sure ain't a boring panda!

Royleen Seibert
Community Member
11 months ago

To my former coworkers at Steely Library

Ishy Christine Degyansky
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL!!!!

Matthew Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

Now we need griz and ice bear....

CrazyCatLady
Community Member
2 years ago

* Grinning*

Joy Lennick
Community Member
3 years ago

Love that! I now live in Spain, but used to spend hours in my local library in Romford, Essex

Kikka io
Community Member
3 years ago

I have this hat!!!!

Kathy Tubby
Community Member
3 years ago

very unusual!

Kathy Tubby
Community Member
3 years ago

very unusual!

Mette Espås
Community Member
3 years ago

Funny !

Sherri Mantooth Bagwell
Community Member
3 years ago

Ha!

IAmTheRealTimbo
Community Member
3 years ago

Flash from Zootopia

Susan L. Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww, that is TOO cute!

Bella Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

AWESOME

Linda Christian
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you have any books on panda's? Oh! In the bamboo section? Thank you!

Cha
Community Member
3 years ago

bored panda

Johanna Zamora
Community Member
3 years ago

So great!!!!

Kendra Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

I just wanted to say that libraries are no longer "citadels of silence" they are noisy community hubs with lots of chatter and laughter (there is usually a quiet study area set aside). But in this day and age you will never get shushed for talking in a public library (unless it's so loud it's echoing on the other side of the library). By saying that it is a "citadel of silence"... Your just perpetuating that incorrect stereotype, when libraries are working so hard to change that and show the truth.

Charlotte Brine
Community Member
3 years ago

I literally got shushed for talking normally in my local library last week. Unless you are the ambassador for all libraries the world over then you can't sit there and call someone out on something that you don't know all the facts about directly.

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Shirley Bond
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet the kids love it !

Amy John
Community Member
3 years ago

Umm, can I check out this book on pandas plz?

Janet Judd
Community Member
3 years ago

Delightful!

Angel
Community Member
3 years ago

cute ^^

Thumbe Llina
Community Member
3 years ago

Brilliant hahahaa

Pernille Dyre
Community Member
3 years ago

😂😂😂

Cheryle Fuller
Community Member
3 years ago

Heeeheehehehe!

Maria T.
Community Member
3 years ago

good grief how tall is that counter

Kristin Haskins
Community Member
3 years ago

Where,OH, WHERE???

Pat Hege
Community Member
3 years ago

How sweet

Carmen Elena
Community Member
3 years ago

Love it!

BoredBirgit
Community Member
3 years ago

Where are all the books?

godavari doke
Community Member
3 years ago

Children will love to visit you and ask for the hat insted of a book

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you speak English? I speak no Chinese.

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#2

When Libraries Troll Their Patrons

When Libraries Troll Their Patrons

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Hari Onago
Community Member
3 years ago

A cat's gotta do what a cat's gotta do.

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#6

My School Library Knows What's Up

My School Library Knows What's Up

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years 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...
Community Member
3 years ago

That's awesome!

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#8

Mystery Indeed

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahh. Well played..

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#9

Librarian Humor

Librarian Humor

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

That librarian is a few "nana"s short of Batman.

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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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Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute!

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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...
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Molly Tallmadge
Community Member
3 years ago

MORE UPVOTES

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#18

My University Library, Ladies And Gentlemen

My University Library, Ladies And Gentlemen

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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
3 years 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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Daniel Mallory
Community Member
3 years ago

what

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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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Jade Lorreni
Community Member
3 years ago

Dont get it

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#21

I Love My Local Library

I Love My Local Library

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Celestial Lynx
Community Member
3 years 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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ItsYaBoi
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't get it

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#23

Library Pun

Library Pun

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caleb
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3 years 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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ItsYaBoi
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3 years ago

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Don't get it

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#25

In My School's Library

In My School's Library

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years 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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Jessica Stohr
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3 years ago

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It's only funny to the librarians!

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#27

Ran Across This In My Local Library

Ran Across This In My Local Library

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
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3 years ago

no it isnt, there just isnt enough of them yet. #theyareeverywhere

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#28

My Library PSA

My Library PSA

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So_cat Socrate
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Jasper Cobalt
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok this is hilarious

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