23 Library Memes for Book Lovers

Because the library is your happy place and you know it

A drawing of an excited cartoon character stretching out her arms and yelling with delight. The following text is at the top of the image:

via ilovelibraries.org

Librarians have long been caricatured as serious and stern, but that stereotype couldn't be further from the truth. Librarians are readers, which means they're full of knowledge, which means they've got endless comic material. These library memes prove just how hilarious librarians really are.

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Please Be Patient

Empty library shelf with a sign that reads,

Via Imgur

These librarians clearly understand procrastination—and humor.

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That's My Favorite Dinosaur

A sign that reads,

Via Reddit 

The thesaurus is every writer's best friend. A real superlative compatriot, if you will.

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These Librarians Know How to Troll

A bookshelf with all red books and a sign that reads,

Via Reddit

Hot tip for library patrons: if you're going to ask for help finding a book, you should know something about it besides the color of the cover.

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Library or Zoo?

An image of a library circulation desk. A panda head peeks up over the desk.

Via Reddit

This librarian sometimes wears her panda hat to work. She writes, "This is what it looks like to everyone walking into the library."

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Max the Library Cat

A sign that reads,

Via Reddit

Poor Max the cat. All he wants to do is check out a few books on catnip!

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Be Like Batman

A flyer with an image of Batman. Text reads,

Via Imgur

Batman returns his books on time—he's one of the good guys.

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Speaking of the Caped Crusader

A photograph of a library shelf with 5 books. Four of the book spines read

Via Imgcop

These librarians were clearly fans of the old school "Batman and Robin" show.

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Mystery Shelves

A bookshelf with all of the books shelved backwards so the spines cannot be seen. Above the shelf is a sign that says

Via Funnyjunk

These clever bookstore employees created a real-life mystery. The only way to solve it is to pick up a book and start reading.

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Excellent Point

A sign placed outdoors on a snow-filled street. The sign's text reads,

Via Reddit

What could be better than a book to warm the spirit on a winter's day?

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"Not a Squirrel!"

A book drop slot at a library. The book drop is labeled

Via Imgur

Poor Keith.

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Fiction or Alternative Fact?

A photograph of a sign in a library that reads,

Via Twitter

These librarians know how to make a snarky political statement without saying a word.

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Safe Zone

A photograph of a sign that reads,

Via Reddit

Suspiciously, they didn't mention how many days have passed since a Tyrannosaurus rex attack...

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Check You Out

A photograph taken inside a library. There is a mirror on a wall. Above the mirror, there is a sign that reads,

Via Reddit

This library clearly does puns right.

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Hurry—There's Just One Left

A flyer with text that reads,

Via Instagram

We'd definitely feel safer if we had a 7-foot Wookie by our side.

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Data Storage Is Serious Business

A photograph of a sign in a library that reads

Via Imgur

"Mandatory maintenance on all computers.

Have all work saved.

We have no mercy.

We feed off tears."

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Books for Everyone

A sign in a library that reads,

Via Instagram 

Another corny library pun that we can't help but love.

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Thieves Everywhere

A sign in a library that reads,

Via Imgur

This snarky sign is clearly the product of an overworked Lost and Found employee.

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Priorities

A still image from the film Beauty and the Beast. Two characters stand in a beautiful, candlelit library. The text superimposed over the image reads,

Via ilovelibraries.org

Why fall in love when you can fall into a good book?

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No Tears Allowed

A sign displayed in a library with text that reads,

Via Uberhumor

Pro tip: if you're feeling weepy in the library, head straight to the comedy section.

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Spooky Stories

A photograph of a library shelf. Three books featuring vampires are on the shelf. Above the books is a sign with the text,

Via 9gag

Vampire and horror lovers, unite! This is your new favorite library section.

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Don't Fear the Reaper

A photograph of a woman in a library. The woman is dressed in a Grim Reaper costume with red robes and cape.

Via Imgur 

"Every year my school's librarian dresses up as a book reaper to collect overdue books."

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A Simple Request

A photograph depicting an ostrich wearing glasses and making an excited expression. The following text is superimposed over the image:

Via Imgur

Librarians are super smart, but they can't possibly memorize every single book in their collection—let alone the colors of the covers of those books.

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That Library Feeling

A drawing of an excited cartoon character stretching out her arms and yelling with delight. The following text is at the top of the image:

via ilovelibraries.org

Who can help themselves when there are so many good books waiting to be read?