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Madam Carter

The Hogwarts Library

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∴THE HOGWARTS LIBRARY∴

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LIBRARIAN

 

Madam Carter

 

OPENING HOURS

 

7AM - 8PM, everyday.

6AM - 10PM, during exams.

 

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 Restricted Section Reading Rooms.

Please note, it is not easy to get in (or out) of the Restricted Section. This is not a public park. There are enchantments, locks, alarms and other blockades keeping students out.

 

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 basic 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.

 

 

LIBRARY BOOKS

 

Access information about the library books 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.


Edited by Madam Carter

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

STATE OF THE LIBRARY ➤

 

Hey everyone. It's your friendly, neighborhood librarian here. First of all, I apologize that I have been markedly absent this past year. Life. Can I get an amen? Secondly, I will be working hard this next week to come up with ideas for what to do in the library this upcoming year. I will likely be dropping Tutoring and Theme of the Month as those things seemed to have lost traction fairly quickly. After the first year of running them, people just stopped being invested. BUT that doesn't mean that I won't be running things in the library. I'm sure I will be able to come up with something. I'm quite clever when I put my brain to work. Sometimes.

 

IDEAS ➤

 

If you have ideas for what you would like to see happen in the library, please shoot me a PM. Any idea is a good idea, even if I don't move forward with it, because it might spur on some gears in my head to something that I think it really cool. So. Do that. Just a quick PM with any and every idea. Thanks.

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STUDENT-LED LEARNING ➤

 

In case you haven't seen it, I've posted up information about a new Library initiative called Student-Led Learning, where students of Hogwarts (all ages, even first years), can teach a topic to other students. This is an in-character program, so even if your character isn't actually good at something but wants to teach it anyways for the giggles, then I'm down for it. It can be any topic, subject or skill. Information and forms can be found: HERE . If you have questions, feel free to post in that thread and/or PM/IM me. 


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STUDENT-LED LEARNING ➤

 

Sign-ups for the very first Student-Lead Learning lesson are now open! The first session will be led by Juan Garcia and the topic is Lock-Picking and Bachata Workshop. Don't ask me, I honestly don't know. Check out the information: HERE

 

WELCOME (BACK) TO HOGWARTS DISPLAY ➤

 

I have posted a display which covers various books, pamphlets and items for your student to take a look through which should hopefully welcome new students to Hogwarts and returning students back to Hogwarts. Please use it as a reference, if you wish, in all of your first RPs in the library this year. You can check it out: HERE

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STUDENT-LED LEARNING ➤

 

Sign-ups for the second Student-Lead Learning lesson are now open! This session will be led by Behati Gadot and the topic is The Importance of Muggle Holidays. Check out the form: HERE

 

Please also note that Term One is completely booked and that I am now only accepting SLL sign-ups for Term Two. Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far. You're all stars.

 

VHRPC ➤

 

A new VHRPC has been posted on VH Off Topic. Go check it out: HERE. Please note that the library always carries copies of The Daily Prophet for students to read so, therefore, there are tons of opportunities for you to participate in the library. Also, I would like to encourage people to incorporate these topics into potential subjects you might want to lead.

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