FAQ has been updated with the last batch of questions answered.
Date: 12 Jul 2012 10:37
Number of posts: 14
RSS: New posts
Can I create the library patrons page, or do one of the mods/admins want to do it?
More questions: Does time pass normally in the Library (e.g. do people grow old and eventually die?) or does it go at a slower pace/not at all?
If a book is destroyed/only known in fragmentary form, does the Library still have a complete copy?
Does this library contain anomalous or cognitohazardous material? Such as:
SCP-1230, "A Hero is Born". Any reader later experiences a vivid and very entertaining fantasy adventure dream.
SCP-140, the history of the Daevan civilization. Any potential marking fluid advances the date of the fall of the civilization, and modifies reality to match.
SCP-592, an alternate timeline history book that drives readers insane.
SCP-1025, the Encyclopedia of Common Diseases, which inflicts any disease read on the reader.
Are copies of those books, or other books with anomalous or cognitohazardous properties, present in the library?
Not an Official Answer, but it's the Library. It's already stuffed to the brim with magical and extra dimensional people/gods/constructs/places/portals to other universes/lobotomized bookfinding handy-J slaves. There are probably magic books, too. I think I recall a story where one book summoned a giant sand monster when you opened it. Whether they allow actively mentally harmful books on the main shelves is up to headcanon, I'd say. My personal opinion is no. Patrons have rights, after all.
Um, up top where there's a notice about the page being outdated there's a slight grammatical(?) error:
"This page is severely out of date. Use it for behind-the-scenes reference, but don't it as a 'canon source'."
Presumably there's a "use" or some other word missing there?
I think the Library is like a Library of Babel in that it has every, or at least a large portion of, works, with the extension of having book like artifacts designed by or for other kinds of Library users or Patrons as this website calls them.
I like that.