54+ Terrible, Wonderful, No Good, Very Bad, Hilarious Library Puns

Discover 54+hilarious library puns that are sure to make you smile and bring out your inner bookworm, all in this brief but comprehensive article.

Puns can be a great way to break the ice at social gatherings or to make someone laugh (even if it’s just because the joke is so corny!).

Puns necessitate some ingenuity and bending of the rules of language. Library puns, or puns about books and book lovers, can easily lift anyone’s spirits, and because they easily engage readers, they make excellent additions to your book display or book list.

Library Puns that are Too God/Too Bad to be Ignored

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Find 54+ delicious, hilarious, and downright cringe-worthy library puns below. I’m starting with the 13 puns from my larger book pun collection, and from there, I promise nothing but…well, nothing but some smiles from fellow pun lovers somewhere.

Not all of these are strictly puns (defined by Websters as “a joke exploiting the various possible meanings of a word”), but I’m including them because pun lovers are also fans of wordplay in general.

I’ve included some great displays as well as some fun bookish goods to go along with the f/pun:

I couldn’t get a reservation, they’re fully booked.

A book fell on my head; I can only blame my shelf.

I only found out about the library at the end of the street, they’ve been very quiet about it. 

What building has the most stories? The library.

Dewey belong together?

ISBN thinking of you.

A librarian has to stick to their timetable, they are bound to their work.

My librarian friend is so busy, I have to book a time slot to see her!

If you want to go on a date with a librarian, just ask if you can take them out.

If the library gets really cold, the librarian can just put on a book jacket.

Every year, the librarian wishes me many happy returns.

I asked the librarian on a date, and she said it was long overdue!

The librarian was lacking confidence, so I told him to believe in him-shelf.

It turns out all along the librarian was a policewoman! She was just undercover.

I think the librarian is into me, but I don’t know if I’m correctly reading between the lines.

If a librarian breaks up with you, you have just got to move on, turn the page and start a new leaf!

I like reading scary books, so I asked the librarian if they had any books written by ghostwriters.

The librarian is changing jobs, she’s starting a new chapter in her life!

Before I go on a date with the librarian, I just want to check we’re on the same page.

The librarian got fired because he was always checked out.

Librarians love a good joke, they always get the reference.

I asked the librarian if they had any books on illusionists, but she said they all seemed to have disappeared.

You may take your beverages into the library, but please don’t pour milk on our serials.

You’ve never read Fitzgerald before? You’ve Gatsby kidding me!

Alternative Facts can be found in our Fiction Section.

Did you return your books late? Because you’ve got fine written all over you.

Are you borrowing all these books? Don’t overdo it!

Don’t invite John Milton to our game night; whenever he comes, there’s a pair of dice lost.

Don’t look now, but that guy is trying to check it out.

Return this book late, and I will Dewey decimate you!

I like scary books. Do you have any by ghostwriters?

I’m returning this overdue book on speed-reading.

Libraries make shhh happen.

The book of incantations didn’t work. The writer had not run a spell check.

Have you read the book on teleportation? It’s sure to get you somewhere.

Readers never have any extra time because they’re booked.

This book about anti-gravity is just impossible to put down.

The retired librarian is ready to start a new chapter in his life.

The books on magic have disappeared.

This book about Mount Everest is a real cliff-hanger.

The guy who didn’t like Lord of the Rings didn’t know what he was Tolkien about.

The guy bought so many books, they fell on him and crushed him. He can only blame his shelf.

The top-secret library project is all very hush-hush.

Walden is such a good book because of Thoreau editing.

Where are the books on reincarnation? They’re at the “Returns” Counter.

Yellow there! Orange you glad there are so many books to be read?

Book a trip to the library!

Read the cover purple. (Obviously, a display of purple book covers).

What does the librarian say when she has to leave? Time to book it!

Librarians get lit.

Sorry for all of the library jokes. I’ll put them on hold.

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