This Office Has A 'Cat Library'. You Can 'Check Out' A Cat And Take It To Your Desk For An Hour

December 31, 2018

This is a library where I would rack up a ton of late fees.

"My work has a 'cat library'. You can 'check out' a cat to take back to your desk for an hour," Loocylooo wrote on Reddit.

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Credit: u/Loocylooo on Reddit

Loocylooo works for a county government. The local animal shelter brings the cats to the "library" to help them get adopted.

"I work for a county government! Because so many people come to our building every day, the animal shelter put in a huge condo for cats and kittens that are need homes. The employees get to take them to their desk as a way to get them used to human interaction, and they also found that employee satisfaction went through the roof. Win-win!"

The cat library has been in place for almost a year and over 100 cats have been adopted.


Loocylooo said she adopted a cat herself after bringing her son to work.

"I even adopted a slightly older kitty from there after my son fell in love with her during a 'Bring Your Child to Work Day'."

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Credit: u/Loocylooo on Reddit

What about people who are allergic to cats?

Loocylooo said the cat library is in a large building that can easily be avoided by people with allergies. And this only works as long as employees are kind and respectful to people with allergies.

"The cats are in the front lobby. Our building has two floors and over 800 employees work there. My office mate is also highly allergic, so he just doesn't walk by the condo (it's a huge lobby). I don't bring any cats into our office, but I do go see them every day. I just make sure to wash my hands really well and lint roll my clothes before I go back, and it doesn't seem to bother him at all."

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