The Library is a building available in the Ancient Era.

Game Info

  • +1 Science Science for every 2 Citizens in the city

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Sovereignty (Rationalism): +1 Gold Gold


A library is a building housing a collection of books, scrolls, and other written material. Historically, books have been fairly expensive, often beyond the reach of a civilization's poorer classes. The library allows the poor access to the same knowledge as the rich, greatly improving their chances of success and advancement.

Unique Building Replacements


Art by Sukritact

Anaktoro - Minoa (Minos)
  • +1 Happy Happiness, +2 Happy in coastal Cities
  • During Goldenage Golden Ages, each Traderoute Naval Trade Route to or from this city generates an additional +2 Science Science
Paper Maker - China (Wu Zetian)
  • +2 Gold Gold
  • No maintenance cost

Art by Firaxis

Royal Library - Assyria (Ashurbanipal)
  • Has a slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Writing, which grants newly trained units +10 Experience when filled

Art by LastSword

Scriptorium - The Franks (Charlemagne) (LastSword)
  • +20% Science when researching Technologies from previous Eras
  • Receive a lump of CultureIcon Culture upon discovering Printing Press (2 x Turns of Scriptorium's existence)

Art by LastSword

Yeshiva - Israel (Solomon)
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
  • Shares 33% of Greatperson Great Scientist/Engineer/Merchant Points with other cities which have a Yeshiva

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