29 Moments Any Librarian Knows Too Well

"I'm looking for this book, I forget the title, but there's a dog on the cover...?"

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1. When a patron wants you to find a book, based only on the vaguest detail.

2. And when you succeed.

when a patron starts panicking because they can't find a particular book ... #libraryprobs

Library Problems@Library_ProbzFollow

when a patron starts panicking because they can't find a particular book ... #libraryprobs

10:46 PM - 27 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. When a patron is shocked that you know a bestseller off the top of your head.

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"I think it's called Leonardo DaVinci's Code?"

"Sure, The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown."

"Oh, you've heard of it!"

5. When your maturity is tested by a patron's name.

Trying to keep a straight face when a patron has this last name #librarianproblems

LynnDee Wathen@lynndeelou49Follow

Trying to keep a straight face when a patron has this last name #librarianproblems

11:28 AM - 21 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. When you refuse to give up on a search, even if the patron asking is long gone.

#LibraryFunny: There's not a #ReferenceLibrarian who hasn't experienced the frustration of not getting an answer

AbilenePublicLibrary@AbileneLibraryFollow

#LibraryFunny: There's not a #ReferenceLibrarian who hasn't experienced the frustration of not getting an answer

2:14 PM - 02 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. When a little surprise falls out of a book you're shelving.

Finding weird notes in returned books. #libraryperks

James Klise@JamesKliseFollow

Finding weird notes in returned books. #libraryperks

5:27 PM - 08 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. When you see a book returned like this and your soul dies a little.

I do not like the student who returned a book with all their tabs still stuck to the pages. #librarianproblems

Chealsye Bowley@chealsyeFollow

I do not like the student who returned a book with all their tabs still stuck to the pages. #librarianproblems

10:20 AM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. When some prankster does this to a freshly read and edged shelf.

When I find whoever is pushing the books in the Young Adult section all the way back, ho man.... #LibrarianProblems

Zac C.@PhoneScienceFollow

When I find whoever is pushing the books in the Young Adult section all the way back, ho man.... #LibrarianProblems

1:27 PM - 15 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. When your shift is suddenly a workout.

#LibraryProblems Pushing a heavy book cart like...

Library Problems@Library_ProbzFollow

#LibraryProblems Pushing a heavy book cart like...

12:43 AM - 31 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. When that potty training book comes back in, ah, not so great condition.

When you touch a sticky book in children's and you're just like... #LibraryProblems

Library Problems@Library_ProbzFollow

When you touch a sticky book in children's and you're just like...
#LibraryProblems

8:35 PM - 02 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. When you get first dibs on a brand new release.

Today my boss called me upstairs to ask if I'd like to read the new Koontz book before its cataloged ;D #LibraryPerks

Lady S.@sourpatchheartFollow

Today my boss called me upstairs to ask if I'd like to read the new Koontz book before its cataloged ;D #LibraryPerks

11:05 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. When all of your holds come in at once and it is actually impossible to read them all.

Too many holds. Too little time. #librarianproblems

mary rzepczynski@maryrzeFollow

Too many holds. Too little time. #librarianproblems

3:48 PM - 18 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. When you're genuinely concerned about your health.

Spent the day sorting moldy books. Notice the only visible book title is "Help." Totally coincidental. #librarianlife

Alyse Liebovich@LibrarianForYouFollow

Spent the day sorting moldy books. Notice the only visible book title is "Help." Totally coincidental. #librarianlife

9:43 PM - 30 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. When you realize you've basically become your family and friends' personal librarian.

Most common text message I recieve #librarianprobz

Sarah Allen@sarah_elaine8Follow

Most common text message I recieve #librarianprobz

6:42 PM - 02 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. When the cart becomes an extension of your overflowing desk.

23. And when all of that overflows to your home.

24. When it's time to move.

25. When a kid draws you a special picture because you're her favorite librarian.