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See also: Book
For the family library where players save their families in the edit town mode, see Family bin.

A library is a community lot and lot assignment in The Sims 3 and The Sims 4 that allows Sims to read books, but not to bring them home.

The Sims 3Edit

Every single book in the home world is here, with the exception of recipes, bait guides, guitar compositions, and books from every destination. If a player gets their Sim to write a novel, when it is completed it will often appear in the library. This may not apply to flops. [confirmation needed]

Libraries attract Sims with the Genius[confirmation needed] and Bookworm traits. They have lots of bookshelves, and usually have computers where Sims can practice the Writing skill. Sims with a writing skill of 3 or greater will receive an opportunity to donate books they have written to city hall, which will make them available in libraries.

As a lot assignment, libraries provide Power Study moodlet:

Image Moodlet Name Mood Effect Time Period From Game Dialog/Description Notes Expansion
Power Study Power Study No Mood Effect - Library That quiet library atmosphere makes reading, studying, and working so much more efficient! This moodlet gives Sims a big boost to the speed of many tasks, including: Reading, studying, the Work From Home interaction, and skilling up from skill books.
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Libraries generate the following dark blue map tag in-game:

Library Tag


The Sims 4Edit

Libraries return in The Sims 4. They are a great location for Sims to play chess, use the computers and of course, read books. Sims with the Genius trait will sometimes want to go to the library.

List of librariesEdit

Willow Creek ArchiveEdit

Willow Creek Archive
Willow Creek Archive


Type: Library
Value: §98,555
Size: 20x30
Number of floors: 2
Neighborhood: Willow Creek

Willow Creek Archive is a library built for Willow Creek. Prior to Patch 21, it was the only library in The Sims 4 base game.

Desert MuseEdit

Desert Muse
Desert Muse


Type: Library
Value: §68,615
Size: 20x30
Number of floors: 2
Neighborhood: Oasis Springs

Desert Muse is a library built for Oasis Springs. It was included in Patch 21.

Llama Land LibraryEdit

Llama Land Library
Llama Land Library


Type: Library
Value: §117,346
Size: 20x30
Number of floors: 3
Neighborhood: Newcrest

Llama Land Library is a library built for Newcrest. It was included in Patch 21.

Quad ManorEdit

Quad Manor
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Type: Library
Value: §115,639
Size: 30x20
Number of floors: 2
Neighborhood: Windenburg

Quad Manor is the local Windenburg library.


  • There is no proper library in Aurora Skies. Instead, there's a community lot Lend and Learn Library, but it's assigned as No Visitors Allowed. It's probably a mistake by the developers.
  • The library in Sims University is a shell building. Even though there appears to be many doors on the building, only one is a valid entrance to the shell.