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The Library is a basic scientific building of the Ancient Era in Civilization VI. It is built in the Campus district (or one of its replacements).

Strategy Edit

This is one of the earliest available buildings in the game, and a great booster to your technological development. Besides its intrinsic Civ6Science Science bonus, it also provides the first Specialist slot for its Campus, which allows a further +2 Civ6Science Science!

It also allows you to jump-start the attraction of a Great Scientist, one of the Great People who will help you advance even faster on the tech tree.

The Great Scientist Hypatia can be used to instantly build a Library in a Campus and to give all Libraries an extra +1 Civ6Science Science, and the Great Scientist Isaac Newton can be used to instantly build a Library and a University in a Campus.

In Rise and Fall, each scientific city-state with 3 or more Envoy6 Envoys gives an additional +2 Civ6Science Science in each Library.

Civilopedia entry Edit

Once literacy fastened on civilization, it was inevitable that reading materials (books, periodicals, maps, newspapers, scrolls, tablets, documents of all sorts) should be gathered in one place – a library. The first libraries, those of Sumer dating back to approximately 2600 BC, were archives of clay tablets covered in cuneiform script. Over 30 thousand clay tablets have been unearthed in the Library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, including the Epic of Gilgamesh. The Library of Alexandria was the greatest and most significant library in the classical world, but it was burned – a fate most great libraries suffer, it seems. While Europe plunged into a Dark Age, libraries flourished under the Muslim Arabs, whose development of papermaking helped considerably in their acquisition of texts from the known world. Although many of these historical libraries were open to all, the foundation of free, public libraries came with the British Public Libraries Act of 1850, a boon to the literate (about 76% in 1870) no matter their low birth.

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