Library Books

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The Library Books are items from The Minish Cap. As its name suggests, they are three books that belong to the Castle Town's library, the Royal Hyrule Library. However, the books are long overdue, and Link must retrieve them from their owners in order to open the way to the Elder Librari, a Minish who was able to enter the Temple of Droplets long ago and now lives in the second floor of the library.[1][2] Once all the books are returned to the librarian, they will be put back on the shelf, allowing Link to speak to Librari and receive the Flippers after passing his trial.[3]

In order to find out who checked out the books, Link must speak to Maggie, the brown-haired librarian on the first floor.

Contents

Quest Books

A Hyrulean Bestiary

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A Hyrulean Bestiary is the first of three books that Link must retrieve. According to the librarian, a girl who had just bought a new cat took it home in hopes of learning more about the animal.[4] Link must enter the house in Hyrule Town with a purple roof and climb the chimney as a Minish to walk across to the house in blue. Once inside, the young hero must push the book off the shelf, allowing him to take it back to the library.

Legend of the Picori

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The second book that Link must find, the Legend of the Picori, is located in Dr. Left's house. When Link speaks to Dr. Left about the book, he says he doesn't know where it is.[5] The young hero must turn into a Minish and enter the Town Fountain to obtain the Power Bracelets. Afterwards, Link can return to Dr. Left's house to push the shelves and align them in a way that allows him to go above the doctor's house. Link will find the book here, but he must first help a Minish push it down below.[6] Once this is done, Link can retrieve the book and give it back to the librarian.

A History of Masks

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A History of Masks is the last book needed to reach Elder Librari, and it can be found in Mayor Hagen's Lakeside Cabin.[7] Located in Lake Hylia, the book is on top of a bookshelf which Link must knock down using the Pegasus Boots.

Other Books

Library Books on shelf

The Minish Village on the second floor of the library is built into one of the bookcases, and while in Minish form, the Hylian titles can be read.

  • 不思議の木の実 (The Mysterious Nut)
  • 盥とホース (Tub & Hose) 1 & 2
  • お花図鑑 (Flower Encyclopedia)
  • 祭の仕来たり (Festival Customs)
  • 哲学 (Philosophy) 1 - 4
  • 祭の歌 (Festival Songs)
  • 古代文明 (Ancient Civilizations)
  • ハイラルの歴史 (History of Hyrule)

The posters also contain listings for the following titles.

  • "Married to the Moblin"
  • "Gorman's Guide to Good Grub"
  • "Learn to Like Your Like Like: A Good Guide to A Bad Pet"
  • "Hyrule on 10 Rupees a Day"
  • "Rem's Anthology for Sleepless Nights"
  • "So Your Son Wants to Be a Hero... It Could Be Verse!"

References

  1. "You what? You want to enter the Temple of Droplets? I have heard rumors that one Minish actually did find a way in, long ago... That Minish is Elder Librari, and he is in semi-retirement in the town library." — Minish (The Minish Cap)
  2. "Hey, hey, hey! This is no good! No good at all! A human borrowed a book, and now none of us can get back to Elder Librari! How will he get by all alone? I'm so worried... I'm sure the librarian knows something about where those books went... But there's nothing we wee Minish can do about it!" — Minish (The Minish Cap)
  3. "You know, Link, you've now returned all of our overdue books! Now I can finally get that bookshelf on the second floor in order! Hey, Sturgeon! Books to shelve!!" — Maggie (The Minish Cap)
  4. "Take A Hyrulean Bestiary, for example. Been gone for ages. Checked out by a girl with a cat. She said she had a new cat at her house. Wanted to learn more about it, she did." — Librarian (The Minish Cap)
  5. "My name is Dr. Left. You're here about that book, Legend of the Pciori, aren't you? Well, I hate to say this, but I haven't seen it in several days. Perhaps a mischievous little mouse has taken it? Well, I'm sure it's in this house somewhere. I just don't know where." — Dr. Left (The Minish Cap)
  6. "Ho! Ha! Hey!! Phew... I want to return this book by dropping it down below. It's impossible without some help pushing... But my brother is so busy with a book of his own that he won't help me out!" — Minish (The Minish Cap)
  7. "The mayor took off for his cabin by the lake clutching a book. We saw him go... But when he came back, he didn't have the book anymore. I'm sure he just forgot it at the lake cabin." — Minish (The Minish Cap)