There's a library in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that doesn't have a single book, but those who frequent it say it's full of potential love stories.

Right now, this very special library is occupied by kittens looking for forever homes, and judging by the library's success, it won't be long until these kitties are adopted.

kitten on keyboardAt the Doña Ana County Government Center, employees can "check out" shelter kittens and take them to their offices for cuddles and purrs — or perhaps a little typing help.

The building's receptionist, Becky Garcia, doubles as the kitten librarian, and she watches over the adorable balls of fur and makes sure the "shelves" of the kitty condo stay stocked.

Angela Roberson, a community planner who frequents the library, admits that her productivity decreases when she checks out a kitten, but says that her job satisfaction certainly increases.

"It definitely relieves stress," she told CBS News. "I mean how can it not when you have a little fuzzy thing that you can take back to your office?"

The cat library has been in existence for about three years now, and the kittens come from the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley.

"Most animal shelters are out of the way outside of towns, so you have to really be thinking of adopting an animal to take the trouble to go over there," Tiffany Tillison, a government employee, told Buzzfeed. "But with this program, hundreds of people come through our lobby every day, so they can't miss seeing them."

Exposing employees and visitors to a daily dose of cute was all part of the county's plan. Officials knew that if people spent a few minutes cuddling a kitten in need of a home, the odds were good that people would find a way to provide one.

And they were right, So far more than 100 kittens have been adopted from the library.

But the felines aren't the only ones that benefit from being "checked out" by employees in need of a little "purrsonal" time. Garcia says the employees who participate in the program take away a little something too.

"The joy, the smiles. I've seen so many smiles," she said.

In the photo below you can see some of the kitties that have been available for adoption in the library.

Laura Moss writes about a variety of topics with a focus on animals, science, language and culture. But she mostly writes about cats.

This library for cat lovers doesn't have a single book
At the 'cat library' in a N.M. government building, employees can check out kittens for a little 'purrsonal' time.