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** The number of ways the books can be arranged 10 10 1 , 834 , 102 {\displaystyle 10^{10^{1,834,102}}} 10^{{10^{{1,834,102}}}}, the largest number ''ever used in a work of fiction''.

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** The number of ways the books can be arranged 10 10 1 , 834 , 102 {\displaystyle 10^{10^{1,834,102}}} 10^{{10^{{1,834,102}}}}, is 10^10^1,834,102, the largest number ''ever used in a work of fiction''.

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** The number of ways the books can be arranged 10 10 1 , 834 , 102 {\displaystyle 10^{10^{1,834,102}}} 10^{{10^{{1,834,102}}}}, the largest number ''ever used in a work of fiction''.


** The truth is a bit more complex. For starters the library was largely not concerned with technology and its (purportedly)vast financial, philosophical, and theological collections are often ignored in the popular consciousness. Secondly it was not the only great library of the ancient world and might not have even been the most extensive.[[note]]What's known about its physical size caps it as smaller than the estimated size of some of its contemporaries[[/note]] It was however very prominent thanks to its location in a trade/ tourist town and association with what was essentially one of the first colleges (the Musaeum). Its destruction was less than ideal but breakdown in leadership of the Musaeum was probably the bigger loss of the ancient world.

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** The truth is a bit more complex. For starters the library was largely not concerned with technology and its (purportedly)vast financial, philosophical, and theological collections are often ignored in the popular consciousness. Secondly it was not the only great library of the ancient world and might not have even been the most extensive.[[note]]What's known about its physical size caps it as smaller than the estimated size of some of its contemporaries[[/note]] It was however very prominent thanks to its location in a trade/ tourist town and association with what was essentially one of the first colleges (the Musaeum). Its destruction was less than ideal but breakdown in leadership of the Musaeum was probably the bigger loss of the ancient world. An intact copy of its achieves would still be a field changing discovery for historians.

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** The truth is a bit more complex. For starters the library was largely not concerned with technology and its (purportedly)vast financial, philosophical, and theological collections are often ignored in the popular consciousness. Secondly it was not the only great library of the ancient world and might not have even been the most extensive.[[note]]What's known about its physical size caps it as smaller than the estimated size of some of its contemporaries[[/note]] It was however very prominent thanks to its location in a trade/ tourist town and association with what was essentially one of the first colleges (the Musaeum). Its destruction was less than ideal but breakdown in leadership of the Musaeum was probably the bigger loss of the ancient world.


* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' features several non-supernatural libraries which come close to this, including a massive system of filing cabinets, a collection of banned books, and a pile of valuable secret documents under a table.[[OncePerEpisode Every single book]] features a library of some sort which is plot important.

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* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' features several non-supernatural libraries which come close to this, including a massive system of filing cabinets, a collection of banned books, and a pile of valuable secret documents under a table. [[OncePerEpisode Every single book]] features a library of some sort which is plot important.



* In the Video Game Qurare: Magic Library, the original library is know for having stored knowledge of everything, Past Present and Future. And even alternate histories, you're essentially collecting all the female versions of historical figures as kodice(kodex) then you use them to fight the runaway kodice. A few are still male but most are female, the game is kicked off 15 years after a paradoc that cause the great library to explode and when the main character Miu was born.

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* In the Video Game Qurare: Magic Library, the original library is know known for having stored knowledge of everything, Past Present and Future. And even alternate histories, you're essentially collecting all the female versions of historical figures as kodice(kodex) then you use them to fight the runaway kodice. A few are still male but most are female, the game is kicked off 15 years after a paradoc paradox that cause the great library to explode and when the main character Miu was born.


* ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'' has this as the basis of the show, with the characters having access to seemingly any book they need, as well as being a expansive display/collection of numerous magical artifacts, either of which are constantly in a state of being both stolen from and recovered to the library. The show takes place in the Annex, a (for budgetary reasons) smaller area but still connected to the main library.



* ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'' has this as the basis of the show, with the characters having access to seemingly any book they need, as well as being a expansive display/collection of numerous magical artifacts, either of which are constantly in a state of being both stolen from and recovered to the library. The show takes place in the Annex, a (for budgetary reasons) smaller area but still connected to the main library.


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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]] is set in a library the size of a ''planet'', which has long since been abandoned due to an infestation of [[LivingShadow Vashta Nerada]]. [[note]]Said library debuted in Creator/StevenMoffat's story ''Literature/ContinuityErrors'', set in the New Adventures continuity.[[/note]]
** The TARDIS has been hinted to have an impressive library of its own, which is finally seen properly in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTardis "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33ShortTheInforarium "The Inforarium"]] features yet another, this one involved in the business of [[InformationBroker selling information]], and rather shadier than the Library above.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis "Extremis"]]: The Haereticum, the Vatican's secret library of blasphemy, is at least five stories tall and filled with at least a thousand years' worth of the world's most dangerous literature.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest Library]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead"]] Dead]]" is set in a library the size of a ''planet'', which has long since been abandoned due to an infestation of [[LivingShadow Vashta Nerada]]. [[note]]Said library debuted in Creator/StevenMoffat's story ''Literature/ContinuityErrors'', set in the New Adventures continuity.[[/note]]
** The TARDIS has been hinted to have an impressive library of its own, which is finally seen properly in the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTardis "Journey "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTardis Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS"]].
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33ShortTheInforarium "The Inforarium"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33ShortTheInforarium The Inforarium]]" features yet another, this one involved in the business of [[InformationBroker selling information]], and rather shadier than the Library above.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis "Extremis"]]: "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis Extremis]]": The Haereticum, the Vatican's secret library of blasphemy, is at least five stories tall and filled with at least a thousand years' worth of the world's most dangerous literature.



* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': Myka discovers that the eponymous [[SecretGovernmentWarehouse Warehouse]] also holds a massive library containing first editions of everything ever printed.

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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': ''Series/Warehouse13'': Myka discovers that the eponymous [[SecretGovernmentWarehouse Warehouse]] also holds a massive library containing first editions of everything ever printed.



* ''Series/{{TheLibrarians}}'' has this as the basis of the show, with the characters having access to seemingly any book they need, as well as being a expansive display/collection of numerous magical artifacts, either of which are constantly in a state of being both stolen from and recovered to the library. The show takes place in the Annex, a (for budgetary reasons) smaller area but still connected to the main library.

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* ''Series/{{TheLibrarians}}'' ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'' has this as the basis of the show, with the characters having access to seemingly any book they need, as well as being a expansive display/collection of numerous magical artifacts, either of which are constantly in a state of being both stolen from and recovered to the library. The show takes place in the Annex, a (for budgetary reasons) smaller area but still connected to the main library.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has plenty of planetary libraries and eldritch stores of information:

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has plenty of planetary libraries and eldritch stores of information:



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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1986 SCP-1986]], a seemingly-infinite tunnel full of books that range from the slightly odd to extremely weird.

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[[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1986 SCP-1986]], a seemingly-infinite tunnel full of books that range from the slightly odd to extremely weird.



* In Heroes and Scientists, the Archives are the result of million-year-old aliens roaming the galaxy collecting its scientific and cultural knowledge. Much of the story's tension derives from various people who want to use the knowledge for good or evil. The Archivist, meanwhile, is adamant that the knowledge not be used at all.

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* In Heroes ''Heroes and Scientists, Scientists'', the Archives are the result of million-year-old aliens roaming the galaxy collecting its scientific and cultural knowledge. Much of the story's tension derives from various people who want to use the knowledge for good or evil. The Archivist, meanwhile, is adamant that the knowledge not be used at all.



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* The movement towards [[EverythingIsOnline everything being published on the Internet]] is extremely useful if an apocalyptic event happens: in the past, war, plague, or an earthquake could raze an entire city and bury or burn everything. Nowadays, however, most important info is already stored in too many places to lose everything at once.

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* The movement towards [[EverythingIsOnline everything being published on the Internet]] is extremely useful if an apocalyptic event happens: happens; in the past, war, plague, or an earthquake could raze an entire city and bury or burn everything. Nowadays, however, most important info is already stored in too many places to lose everything at once.


* The movement towards [[EverythingIsOnline everything being published on the Internet]] is extremely useful if an apocalyptic event happens: in the past, war, plague, earthquake could raze an entire city and bury or burn everything, nowadays most important info is already stored in too many places to lose everything at once.

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* The movement towards [[EverythingIsOnline everything being published on the Internet]] is extremely useful if an apocalyptic event happens: in the past, war, plague, or an earthquake could raze an entire city and bury or burn everything, nowadays everything. Nowadays, however, most important info is already stored in too many places to lose everything at once.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has a version of this in the body of a human girl. The Archive is a magical repository of anything humanity has ever recorded or written down created as a safeguard against some sort of civilisation-destroying disaster, from the entirety of the internet to the financial documents of temples in ancient Thessalonika. It lives in the mind of a little girl named Ivy, who has access to all this information at a moment's notice. The main character at one point communicates with her by writing a message to her on a notepad, which immediately gets entered into the Archive for her to know and read.


* In the ''Literature/NewWorldOfDarkness'', the Athenaeum is a domain of TheUnderworld that contains a ghostly copy of ''everything'' in history that has ever been written and then lost. It's also an unmappable EldritchLocation with no filing system, so good luck finding the specific resource you need.

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* In the ''Literature/NewWorldOfDarkness'', ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', the Athenaeum is a domain of TheUnderworld that contains a ghostly copy of ''everything'' in history that has ever been written and then lost. It's also an unmappable EldritchLocation with no filing system, so good luck finding the specific resource you need.

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* In the ''Literature/NewWorldOfDarkness'', the Athenaeum is a domain of TheUnderworld that contains a ghostly copy of ''everything'' in history that has ever been written and then lost. It's also an unmappable EldritchLocation with no filing system, so good luck finding the specific resource you need.

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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinReservation'', The Crystal planet is a colossal library containing all the knowledge of the period spanning tens of billions of years and two universes.


* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': The public library in Dnnac Ledo is ''massive''. One cannot see the tops of the shelves nor the end of the rows; they extend beyond the horizon; the library is BiggerOnTheInside. It contains every book the immortal WalkingTheEarth elves could get their hands on after thousands of years, more that they themselves have written and it doesn't end with paper books either. It has artifact exhibits, virtual reality booths and jars of informative scents. [[{{bookworm}} The only reason Eric doesn't pitch a tent is because he doesn't have it with him at the moment]].

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': The public library in Dnnac Ledo is ''massive''. One cannot see the tops of the shelves nor the end of the rows; they extend beyond the horizon; the library is BiggerOnTheInside. It contains every book the immortal WalkingTheEarth elves could get their hands on after thousands of years, more that they themselves have written written, and it doesn't end with paper books either. It has artifact exhibits, virtual reality booths and jars of informative scents. [[{{bookworm}} The only reason Eric doesn't pitch a tent is because he doesn't have it with him at the moment]].

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* ''Series/{{TheLibrarians}}'' has this as the basis of the show, with the characters having access to seemingly any book they need, as well as being a expansive display/collection of numerous magical artifacts, either of which are constantly in a state of being both stolen from and recovered to the library. The show takes place in the Annex, a (for budgetary reasons) smaller area but still connected to the main library.

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