Friday, 6 February 2015

You know you work in a public library when...

So today I'm trying something a little different on the blog!
I work in public libraries, purchasing books and managing stock. However this does mean I spend some of my working week out the front with the public and this is a whole new play park!
So here's my list of you know when you work in a public library when...

1. Inter Library Loans.
'I requested a book yesterday and I haven't heard anything yet, has it come in?'

2. Music Mayhems
'The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, round and round....'

3. When your really nice to a customer, who's really, really rude
'Oi, I've printed something!!'
4. When you find a children's picture book that is on the reserves list

5. When customers have 'unexpected' late fines, even though the book is a week overdue..
'I'm not paying it!'

6. When a customer puts a book back in the right place on a shelf
7. When you decide to do backroom work on the front desk because it's quiet
8. When a customer shouts at you from across the library instead of getting up..


9. The summer reading challenge
10. When you take a book out of the returns trolley and it has a weird stain on it
All in a days work haha!
Until next time,




  1. I think I've witnessed all these things in my library and I don't even work there! Lol. Great post :D

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  2. I absolutely loved reading this. The GIFS make it such an exciting read :)
    Rebecca // xx

  3. This is brilliant!


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