∴THE HOGWARTS LIBRARY∴
7AM - 8PM
THE RULES ➤
Do not disturb the librarian
Always listen to the librarian
Food and drink is not permitted
Books must be returned on time
Loud voices will not be tolerated
Do not deface the books or tables
The Restricted Section is restricted
Replace the books where they belong
The librarian is the master of the realm
Books may not be taken outside the castle
AS YOU WALK IN ➤
The library is a complex labyrinth, spanning several levels and sections. The floors and walls are wooden paneling and there are hundreds of dim wall sconces scattered throughout the entire library.
When entering the library, a large cauldron is located in the center of the circular foyer, bubbling madly a Concentration Potion which has been brewed by Madam Carter. This is available for anyone to take a small vial from. Behind the cauldron is the librarian's desk, which is flanked on either side by dual staircases. On your left, the entrance to the Restricted Section. To the right, walls lined with bookcases with several large working tables.
On the upper levels are various sections covering various subjects beyond those studied during lessons. Most bookcases are modular with with a connecting table-top and individual light sources. Small rooms are scattered throughout the entire library for lectures and focus groups.
AS YOU LEAVE ➤
If you intend to check out a book, you must queue at the librarian's desk and wait for her acknowledgment. If Madam Carter is focused deeply on her research, which she is likely to be doing while she sits at her desk, it may take a while.
If Madam Carter is not at her desk, then you may press on the small muggle bell on her desk. It is silent but will inform her that you're waiting. She'll take her time getting to you.
Checking out a book is a simple process. You must write your name, house and year and the book's call number on the ledger.
SPELLS AND ENCHANTMENTS ➤
There are various spells and charms cast throughout the library to prevent trouble and make things easier for everyone, especially the librarian.
Many of the books are enchanted to stain the hands of anyone who defaces them, especially the newer books.
Book trollies freely move around the library.
If there is a waitlist for a book then you will be handed a piece of enchanted parchment which will inform you when it has been returned. If you have not claimed it within a week, then it will send to the next person on the waitlist or be returned to the shelves.
THE RESTRICTED SECTION ➤
The Restricted Section is restricted to all students. Even with a teacher's note, Madam Carter has the right to refuse entry or will go in and retrieve whatever book it is you are looking for. Seventh Years do not need a note from their professor but will need to sign in with Madam Carter before entering. Books from the Restricted Section cannot be checked out and all review must be done within the library.
THE OFFICE ➤
Located somewhere off the beaten track within the library is an office which Madam Carter may be found in if she is not at the front desk. This office is locked by several different means but can still be broken into with a few unlocking charms. If broken into, the offender will soon be charmed to look incredibly horrible. Their skin will become wrinkled and covered in acne. Their hair will frizz uncontrollably and will become unmanageable. They will start to smell. The only way to fix this will be to return to Madam Carter and hope she's feeling benevolent.
Access information about the library books here.
All information about tutoring can be found here.
LIBRARY DISPLAYS ➤
All information about displays and monthly themes can be found here.
WORK IN PROGRESS ➤
This information is all a work in progress and will be updated. Please continue to check if you decide to RP in the library.