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Friday, July 18, 2008

Gun law

We've frequently, and rightly, been told off by inspectors for the number of prohibition notices we have in our Reference Libraries:

Do not eat or drink in the library.

Do not use mobile phones in the library.

Sit properly in the library.

Now what did your mother tell you about doing that? Stop it at once.

et cetera.

I'd love it if we had one as reported by the Woeful Librarian!


Lavinia said...

Did you ever read "An Unsuitable Attachment" Lots of amusing library goings-on in that book. At one point the library door boasts a sign that says something like: 'This library is for the use of serious scholars only'.

I must get that quote down pat and send it to youl.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Our old reference library, like so many others, literally did have such a sign. And also a notice by the newspapers saying: "These newspapers are reserved for serious readers."

Pompous asses.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Somebody should remind these Yank librarians that the pen is mightier than the sword.