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* NonResidentialResidence: In one story arc, the hobo Lambert sets up residence in the crawlspace between the library's roof and ceiling. When Mel points out that the ceiling isn't strong enough to support the weight of a person, Lambert says that the library's collection of books on woodworking came in very handy for reinforcing his "floor".


* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: ''Webcomic/NotInventedHere'' was launched from ''{{Unshelved}}'' in 2009.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: ''Webcomic/NotInventedHere'' was launched from ''{{Unshelved}}'' ''Unshelved'' in 2009.


[[http://www.unshelved.com/ Unshelved]] is a daily webcomic about the staff of the fictional Mallville Public Library.

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''[[http://www.
unshelved.com/ Unshelved]] Unshelved]]'' is a daily webcomic about the staff of the fictional Mallville Public Library.


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On November 11, 2016, ''Unshelved'' [[http://www.unshelved.com/2016-11-11/End_of_an_Era ceased publication of new strips]].

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** In an aversion, Cathy was originally a bit of an AbhorrentAdmirer to Dewey because she was unfamiliar with his pop culture references.


* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: At one point Dewey has to scour library computers for pirated media, revealing most of the cast has used staff computers to engage in piracy (mostly just music downloads). Mel's satisfaction after the scouring is shortly marred by patrons talking about borrowing [=CDs=] to rip their contents or other forms of offline piracy indirectly enabled by the library's collection and services. However, whenever a patron directly asks for help in pirating stuff even Dewey takes a hard stance against it - if only to save the library from official trouble (this is an actual part of a lot of libraries' policies_.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: At one point Dewey has to scour library computers for pirated media, revealing most of the cast has used staff computers to engage in piracy (mostly just music downloads). Mel's satisfaction after the scouring is shortly marred by patrons talking about borrowing [=CDs=] to rip their contents or other forms of offline piracy indirectly enabled by the library's collection and services. However, whenever a patron directly asks for help in pirating stuff even Dewey takes a hard stance against it - if only to save the library from official trouble (this is an actual part of a lot of libraries' policies_.policies).


* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: At one point Dewey has to scour library computers for pirated media, revealing most of the cast has used staff computers to engage in piracy (mostly just music downloads). Mel's satisfaction after the scouring is shortly marred by patrons talking about borrowing [=CDs=] to rip their contents or other forms of offline piracy indirectly enabled by the library's collection and services. However, whenever a patron directly asks for help in pirating stuff even Dewey takes a hard stance against it - if only to save the library from official trouble.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: At one point Dewey has to scour library computers for pirated media, revealing most of the cast has used staff computers to engage in piracy (mostly just music downloads). Mel's satisfaction after the scouring is shortly marred by patrons talking about borrowing [=CDs=] to rip their contents or other forms of offline piracy indirectly enabled by the library's collection and services. However, whenever a patron directly asks for help in pirating stuff even Dewey takes a hard stance against it - if only to save the library from official trouble.trouble (this is an actual part of a lot of libraries' policies_.


* BusmansHoliday: Dewey spends his day off [[http://www.unshelved.com/archive.aspx?strip=20080726 reading]].

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* BusmansHoliday: Dewey spends his day off [[http://www.unshelved.com/archive.aspx?strip=20080726 reading]]. TruthInTelevision as far as many librarians are concerned.

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*** Aside from the fact she [[http://www.unshelved.com/2013-7-29 does live with her girlfriend]].


* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Averted. Mel's homosexuality is only mentioned offhand in the [[http://www.unshelved.com/2011-11-2 11/2/2011]] strip, which is the first time we've heard of it.
** Actually it is mentioned in passing in [[http://www.unshelved.com/2006-11-26 this strip]]
** It's also stated more explicitly in [[http://www.unshelved.com/2011-6-1 this strip]]
** She's also mentioned a messy divorce in her past, which may make this either BiTheWay, or she was once very closeted. We really don't know much at all about Mel's personal life.

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* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Averted. Mel's homosexuality is only mentioned offhand in rarely brought up, and often indirectly. Some of the few examples are [[http://www.unshelved.com/2011-11-2 11/2/2011]] strip, which is the first time we've heard of it.
** Actually it is mentioned in passing in
com/2006-11-26 this strip]], [[http://www.unshelved.com/2006-11-26 com/2011-6-1 this strip]]
** It's also stated more explicitly in
strip]], and [[http://www.unshelved.com/2011-6-1 com/2011-11-2 this strip]]
strip.]]
** She's also mentioned a messy divorce in her past, which may make this either BiTheWay, or she was once very closeted. We really don't know much at all about Mel's personal life.


* StalkingIsLove: Cathy stalks Dewey for the first few years of the strip's run despite multiple protests from him, and it's principally played for laughs. They eventually get together.

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* StalkingIsLove: StalkerWithACrush: Cathy stalks Dewey for the first few years of the strip's run despite multiple protests from him, and it's principally played for laughs. They eventually get together.

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* StalkingIsLove: Cathy stalks Dewey for the first few years of the strip's run despite multiple protests from him, and it's principally played for laughs. They eventually get together.


* WebcomicsLongRunners: Over 2000 strips and counting...

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In October 2012, ''Unshelved'' announced that it would begin presenting each new comic in color.

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