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* ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has angelic Vaults of Enlightenment and demonic Damned Libraries, which contain holy and unholy books that are violently opinionated about who has the right to read them. They are the most valuable (and often the largest) buildings on their respective planes and more than a few wars have been fought over control of one.
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* The Shattered Library in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. It is an ancient elven library that contained the collective knowledge of their people until it fell into disarray [[spoiler: when the Veil was formed, separating the Fade and the material world.]]
18th Aug '17 6:46:59 AM BeerBaron
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* According to ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore, the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of prophecy and fate, Hermaeus Mora, lives on a plane of Oblivion called Apocrypha, an infinite library full of TomesOfEldritchLore.
** In the third ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' DLC [[spoiler:you visit Hermaeus Mora's realm by reading more of his books. It is a nightmare realm full of seas of acidic ink and fossilized books, haunted by horrificly mutated beings known as Seekers. It doesnt have all knowledge, and part of the main quest has you helping him get a bit of the missing information, but it includes some knowledge that anyone but him cant even comprehend, such as ideas rejected from the world at its creation.]]

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* According to In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore, series, the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent realm of Hermaeus Mora, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of prophecy and fate, Hermaeus Mora, lives on a plane of Oblivion called [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Knowledge]], is Apocrypha, which crosses this trope, a GreatBigLibraryOfEverything, and an infinite library full of TomesOfEldritchLore.
** In the third ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' DLC [[spoiler:you visit Hermaeus Mora's realm by reading more of his books.
extreme EldritchLocation. It is a nightmare realm full of seas of acidic ink and fossilized books, haunted by horrificly mutated beings known as Seekers. It doesnt have said to contain all knowledge, kept within the tomes on its shelves. The sky is an illuminating green in color and part it is covered by a sea of roiling acidic waters. Some areas of Apocrypha are consumed by a darkness which kills any mortal who tries to enter it. The realm is haunted by the main quest has you helping him ghosts of mortals forever searching for knowledge, and is maintained by Mora's servants, the Seekers and Lurkers. You get a bit of the missing information, but chance to visit it includes some knowledge that anyone but him cant even comprehend, such as ideas rejected from the world at its creation.]]in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC.
2nd May '17 7:40:20 PM AthenaBlue
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* The Library of Spirits ("Fantasy Library") in the ''[[Anime/ReadOrDie Read or Dream]]'' manga has every book ever written, as reading material for the dead. However, it appears on Earth for 1 hour every 10 years, and the living may borrow one book for a 10 year period.
* The appropriately-named Mysterious Library from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', which contains every fairy tale known to man and can be reached through a combination of book shuffling on any bookshelf.



* The appropriately-named Mysterious Library from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', which contains every fairy tale known to man and can be reached through a combination of book shuffling on any bookshelf.
* The Library of Spirits ("Fantasy Library") in the ''[[Anime/ReadOrDie Read Or Dream]]'' manga has every book ever written, as reading material for the dead. However, it appears on Earth for 1 hour every 10 years, and the living may borrow one book for a 10 year period.



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* Lucien's library in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. As Dream's domain includes everything conceived by the imagination, it has many books which were never written down, perhaps just coming to people as idle fancies and being immediately forgotten about.

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* Lucien's library in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. As Dream's domain includes everything conceived by the imagination, it has many books which were never written down, perhaps just coming to people as idle fancies and being immediately forgotten about.
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* Lucien's library in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. As Dream's domain includes everything conceived by the imagination, it has many books which were never written down, perhaps just coming to people as idle fancies and being immediately forgotten about.



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* [[Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone The library in Tevri'ed]], to a degree; it has dangerous [[TomeOfEldritchLore tomes of arcane lore]] in the guarded basement, but it is otherwise a large, accessible, well-attended civic place with ordinary civilian librarians.

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* [[Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'': The library in Tevri'ed]], Tevri'ed, to a degree; it has dangerous [[TomeOfEldritchLore tomes of arcane lore]] in the guarded basement, but it is otherwise a large, accessible, well-attended civic place with ordinary civilian librarians.




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* Occurs in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', just replace "magic" with "TimeTravel". Crossing a black hole's event horizon left the hero in a four-dimensional representation of every moment his daughter's room/library ever had.



* ''Film/MirrorMask'' features a magical library where books fly around and have to be caught with a net.



* Occurs in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', just replace "magic" with "TimeTravel". Crossing a black hole's event horizon left the hero in a four-dimensional representation of every moment his daughter's room/library ever had.
* ''Film/MirrorMask'' features a magical library where books fly around and have to be caught with a net.



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* ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore'': The library in the Oracle House in ''Voices''. Its doorway is a blank wall opened with some magical gestures, and it's protected by Ansul's gods (they prevented the Waylord from betraying its location during his long torture by the Alds), plus [[spoiler:it houses the Oracle of Ansul ''way'' in the back]].



* Occurs regularly as a location throughout Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's fiction, notably ''Phantastes,'' ''Lilith,'' and ''Alec Forbes''. Even in his realistic novels, the books in the library are definitely magical.



* In ''Literature/TheWardstoneChronicles'', it's implied that all good spooks have a library with information on denizens of the dark and how to defeat them. We only specifically hear of John Gregory's and Bill Arkwright's, though.

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* In ''Literature/TheWardstoneChronicles'', it's implied ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' exists on a separate plane of existence and the {{Magic Librarian}}s do not age while they are there. They are sent out to all kinds of parallel universes to acquire rare books, sometimes by illegal means, using their very own magic, the [[CompellingVoice Language]] to manipulate the reality around them. It is hinted at that all good spooks have this collecting of specific books that only exist in one universe serves some higher purpose, and might even stabilize reality, but it is not entirely clear in the first book of the trilogy.
* Occurs regularly as
a location throughout Creator/GeorgeMacDonald's fiction, notably ''Phantastes'', ''Lilith'', and ''Alec Forbes''. Even in his realistic novels, the books in the library with information on denizens are definitely magical.
* The title story in Kelly Link's ''Literature/MagicForBeginners'' centers around an irregularly broadcast [[ShowWithinAShow TV show]] called "The Library", which takes place in one
of these.
* ''Literature/TheMagicTreehouse'', whose books can transport
the dark and how reader to defeat them. We only specifically hear of John Gregory's and Bill Arkwright's, though.the event described.



* ''Literature/TheMagicTreehouse'', whose books can transport the reader to the event described.
* ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has a visit to Nespis 8, a Jedi-aligned SpaceStation that has a massive old library, old enough to be stocked with ''[[NoPaperFuture paper books]]''. [[spoiler: The library was actually burned years ago, and re-stocked with fakes that drain LifeEnergy.]]
* ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore'': The library in the Oracle House in ''Voices''. Its doorway is a blank wall opened with some magical gestures, and it's protected by Ansul's gods (they prevented the Waylord from betraying its location during his long torture by the Alds), plus [[spoiler:it houses the Oracle of Ansul ''way'' in the back]].
* The title story in Kelly Link's ''Literature/MagicForBeginners'' centers around an irregularly broadcast [[ShowWithinAShow TV show]] called "The Library", which takes place in one of these.
* ''Literature/SchooledInMagic'': The school library is filled with books of (and book on) magic. Emily spends a great deal of time in there for both classes as well as personal study. Eventually she even begins working as an aid to the librarian. The punishment for making noise in the library is an hour as a stone statue. This punishment is magically enforced and automatic.
* ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' exists on a separate plane of existence and the {{Magic Librarian}}s do not age while they are there. They are sent out to all kinds of parallel universes to acquire rare books, sometimes by illegal means, using their very own magic, the [[CompellingVoice Language]] to manipulate the reality around them. It is hinted at that this collecting of specific books that only exist in one universe serves some higher purpose, and might even stabilize reality, but it is not entirely clear in the first book of the trilogy.

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* ''Literature/TheMagicTreehouse'', whose books can transport the reader to the event described.
* ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has a visit to Nespis 8, a Jedi-aligned SpaceStation that has a massive old library, old enough to be stocked with ''[[NoPaperFuture paper books]]''. [[spoiler: The library was actually burned years ago, and re-stocked with fakes that drain LifeEnergy.]]
* ''Literature/AnnalsOfTheWesternShore'': The library in the Oracle House in ''Voices''. Its doorway is a blank wall opened with some magical gestures, and it's protected by Ansul's gods (they prevented the Waylord from betraying its location during his long torture by the Alds), plus [[spoiler:it houses the Oracle of Ansul ''way'' in the back]].
* The title story in Kelly Link's ''Literature/MagicForBeginners'' centers around an irregularly broadcast [[ShowWithinAShow TV show]] called "The Library", which takes place in one of these.
* ''Literature/SchooledInMagic'': The school library is filled with books of (and book on) magic. Emily spends a great deal of time in there for both classes as well as personal study. Eventually she even begins working as an aid aide to the librarian. The punishment for making noise in the library is an hour as a stone statue. This punishment is magically enforced and automatic.
* ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' exists on ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has
a separate plane of existence and the {{Magic Librarian}}s do not age while they are there. They are sent out visit to all kinds of parallel universes to acquire rare books, sometimes by illegal means, using their very own magic, the [[CompellingVoice Language]] to manipulate the reality around them. It is hinted at Nespis 8, a Jedi-aligned SpaceStation that this collecting of specific books has a massive old library, old enough to be stocked with ''[[NoPaperFuture paper books]]''. [[spoiler: The library was actually burned years ago, and re-stocked with fakes that only exist in one universe serves some higher purpose, and might even stabilize reality, but it is not entirely clear in the first book drain LifeEnergy.]]
* In ''Literature/TheWardstoneChronicles'', it's implied that all good spooks have a library with information on denizens
of the trilogy. dark and how to defeat them. We only specifically hear of John Gregory's and Bill Arkwright's, though.






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* The website Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary (an offshoot of the Wiki/SCPFoundation verse) is set around an apparent extradimensional library which houses numerous books of secret lore.

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* The website Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' (an offshoot of the Wiki/SCPFoundation verse) is set around an apparent extradimensional library which houses numerous books of secret lore.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', there's Voile, the Magical Library. Maintained by [[BadassBookworm Patchouli Knowledge]], who spends her days locked up inside adding to the already-massive cache of knowledge and {{Spell Book}}s. While 100 straight years of this have [[SquishyWizard given her anemia, asthma, and Vitamin A deficiency]], you are more than likely to find anything you could ever want in there ([[KleptomaniacHero Marisa]] sure does).
* According to Franchise/TheElderScrolls lore, the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of prophecy and fate, Hermaeus Mora, lives on a plane of Oblivion called Apocrypha, an infinite library full of TomesOfEldritchLore.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' gives us the Library of the Ancients, where there are possessed books, a book split in two by the splitting of the worlds, and a book that burns other books...
* The library in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'', being located at a school for alchemists, is massive enough to serve as ''two'' dungeons. Of course, it's also a home to undead blobs, sorceresses, malicious fairies, fallen angels, and ghosts, including [[CuteGhostGirl Pamela]] and her [[SealedEvilInATeddyBear Teddy]]. Students beware.
* In the third ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' DLC[[spoiler: you visit Hermaeus Mora's realm by reading more of his books. It is a nightmare realm full of seas of acidic ink and fossilized books, haunted by horrificly mutated beings known as Seekers. It doesnt have all knowledge, and part of the main quest has you helping him get a bit of the missing information, but it includes some knowledge that anyone but him cant even comprehend, such as ideas rejected from the world at its creation.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', there's Voile, the Magical Library. Maintained by [[BadassBookworm Patchouli Knowledge]], who spends her days locked up inside adding to the already-massive cache of knowledge and {{Spell Book}}s. While 100 straight years of this have [[SquishyWizard given her anemia, asthma, and Vitamin A deficiency]], you are more than likely to find anything you could ever want in there ([[KleptomaniacHero Marisa]] sure does).
* According to Franchise/TheElderScrolls lore, the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of prophecy and fate, Hermaeus Mora, lives on a plane of Oblivion called Apocrypha, an infinite library full of TomesOfEldritchLore.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' gives us the Library of the Ancients, where there are possessed books, a book split in two by the splitting of the worlds, and a book that burns other books...
* The library in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'', being located at a school for alchemists, is massive enough to serve as ''two'' dungeons. Of course, it's also a home to undead blobs, sorceresses, malicious fairies, fallen angels, and ghosts, including [[CuteGhostGirl Pamela]] and her [[SealedEvilInATeddyBear Teddy]]. Students beware.
* In the third ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' DLC[[spoiler: you visit Hermaeus Mora's realm by reading more of his books. It is a nightmare realm full of seas of acidic ink and fossilized books, haunted by horrificly mutated beings known as Seekers. It doesnt have all knowledge, and part of the main quest has you helping him get a bit of the missing information, but it includes some knowledge that anyone but him cant even comprehend, such as ideas rejected from the world at its creation.]]
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* According to ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' lore, the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of prophecy and fate, Hermaeus Mora, lives on a plane of Oblivion called Apocrypha, an infinite library full of TomesOfEldritchLore.
** In the third ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' DLC [[spoiler:you visit Hermaeus Mora's realm by reading more of his books. It is a nightmare realm full of seas of acidic ink and fossilized books, haunted by horrificly mutated beings known as Seekers. It doesnt have all knowledge, and part of the main quest has you helping him get a bit of the missing information, but it includes some knowledge that anyone but him cant even comprehend, such as ideas rejected from the world at its creation.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' gives us the Library of the Ancients, where there are possessed books, a book split in two by the splitting of the worlds, and a book that burns other books...




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* The library in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'', being located at a school for alchemists, is massive enough to serve as ''two'' dungeons. Of course, it's also a home to undead blobs, sorceresses, malicious fairies, fallen angels, and ghosts, including [[CuteGhostGirl Pamela]] and her [[SealedEvilInATeddyBear Teddy]]. Students beware.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', there's Voile, the Magical Library. Maintained by [[BadassBookworm Patchouli Knowledge]], who spends her days locked up inside adding to the already-massive cache of knowledge and {{Spell Book}}s. While 100 straight years of this have [[SquishyWizard given her anemia, asthma, and Vitamin A deficiency]], you are more than likely to find anything you could ever want in there ([[KleptomaniacHero Marisa]] sure does).



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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' made it the focus as a [[VanishingVillage vanishing castle]] that only appeared during the full moon and disappeared at dawn. If you don't make it out before then you go along with it and become bound as its guardian, forced to transform and attack any uninvited guests.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' made it the focus as a [[VanishingVillage vanishing castle]] that only appeared during the full moon and disappeared at dawn. If you don't make it out before then you go along with it and become bound as its guardian, forced to transform and attack any uninvited guests.


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24th Apr '17 5:24:10 PM dracogeorge
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*** It's also stated that ''any'' large collection of books, magical or not, distorts the space-time continuum. After all, knowledge equals power equals energy equals matter equals mass.
27th Jan '17 12:07:13 PM dalek955
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* ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' exists on a separate plane of existence and the {{Magic Librarian}}s do not age while they are there. They are sent out to all kinds of parallel universes to acquire rare books, sometimes by illegal means, using their very own magic, the [[CompellingVoice Language]] to manipulate the reality around them. It is hinted at that this collecting of specific books that only exist in one universe serves some higher purpose, and might even stabilize reality, but it is not entirely clear in the first book of the triology.

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* ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' exists on a separate plane of existence and the {{Magic Librarian}}s do not age while they are there. They are sent out to all kinds of parallel universes to acquire rare books, sometimes by illegal means, using their very own magic, the [[CompellingVoice Language]] to manipulate the reality around them. It is hinted at that this collecting of specific books that only exist in one universe serves some higher purpose, and might even stabilize reality, but it is not entirely clear in the first book of the triology.trilogy.
*''Literature/TheZombieKnight'' has the Library of Erudition, a vast and [[GeniusLoci semi-living]] compendium of knowledge, still standing despite being in the [[DeathWorld death continent]] of Exoltha. It has books on every subject, but has been known to [[YourSoulIsMine devour the souls and knowledge]] of those who take any of them without the [[MagicLibrarian magically bound Keeper's]] permission.
31st Dec '16 8:24:43 AM MiddleEighth
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
*[[Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone The library in Tevri'ed]], to a degree; it has dangerous [[TomeOfEldritchLore tomes of arcane lore]] in the guarded basement, but it is otherwise a large, accessible, well-attended civic place with ordinary civilian librarians.
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* ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' exists on a separate plane of existence and the MagicLibrarians do not age while they are there. They are sent out to all kinds of parallel universes to acquire rare books, sometimes by illegal means, using their very own magic, the [[CompellingVoice Language]] to manipulate the reality around them. It is hinted at that this collecting of specific books that only exist in one universe serves some higher purpose, and might even stabilize reality, but it is not entirely clear in the first book of the triology.

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* ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' exists on a separate plane of existence and the MagicLibrarians {{Magic Librarian}}s do not age while they are there. They are sent out to all kinds of parallel universes to acquire rare books, sometimes by illegal means, using their very own magic, the [[CompellingVoice Language]] to manipulate the reality around them. It is hinted at that this collecting of specific books that only exist in one universe serves some higher purpose, and might even stabilize reality, but it is not entirely clear in the first book of the triology.
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