Weird Questions Asked of Librarians

What was life like before Google and the information age? One of the best sources of information was the local library. Librarians, and especially Reference Desk Librarians knew everything. Or at least they knew where to look it up. I wonder if Google gets questions like these librarians?

Funny Questions for Librarians

"Where is the reference desk?" (Asked of the person sitting at a desk with a hanging sign above it saying: "REFERENCE DESK".)

"Do you have a list of all the books written in the English language?"

""My friend says English speaking men say about 7000 words a day and women speak about 20,000 words a day. Is he right?


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Weird Question for Librarians

"I was here about three weeks ago looking at a cookbook that cost $ 39.95. Do you know which one it was?"

"Do you have any books on human beings?"

"If you and your boyfriend go to Reno to get married, can you go to Reno alone to get a divorce?"

"I'm trying to find the copyright date of the Bible, can you help me?

"What percentage of the world's bathtubs are in the United States of America?

"Can you tell me why so many Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?"

"My father died recently, and in his will he left me a lighthouse on the coast of Maine. I don't know anyone in Maine. How can I go about selling it?"

"Do you have any books with photographs of Dinosaurs?"


More Weird Questions for Librarians

"Why do so many 18th century painting have squirrels in them, and how did they tame the squirrels so they would stand still while posing for the painter?

"I need a photocopy of Abraham Lincoln's Birth Certificate."

"Do you have a list of all the books I've ever read?"

"I need to find out Ibid's first name for my Bibliography."

"I met this awesome man at a New Year's party this week, and I learned he is worth 18 million dollars. How can I find out his name?


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Funny Library One-Liners:

"I'm sorry sir, but all of our books on the magician Harry Houdini have disappeared."

"Sir, 'I forgot'  is not a good reason for returning this book on The Symptoms and Remedies for Amnesia 6 months late!"

"I'm sorry Ma'am, but lots of books start out with, 'Once Upon a Time', could you be more specific about what you are looking for?"

"Yes sir, that book you want on 'Probability Theory' might be on Aisle 3."

"That is correct sir, due to the latest round of library budget cuts, we had to remove the last 20 pages of all the Agatha Christie murder mystery books."

"I found the DVD's, Audiobooks, conference rooms, public access computers, deli, and coffee bar.  Can you tell me where I find the books in this library?"

"Yes young man, I could tell you where the self-help books are located in the library, but that would sort of defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?"

For every 'weird' librarian, there are 5 'unconventional' library patrons.



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