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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

Libraries attract Sims with either the genius, bookworm, computer whiz, no sense of humor or hates the outdoors traits. Sims in the journalism career are encouraged to visit the lot. Sims that have the couch potato trait will be repelled. Libraries allow Sims to bring their toddlers to the lot.

Libraries contain all the books available in the home world, 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 will also contain computers.

Libraries encourage Sims to build 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. Sims are also encouraged to do their homework on the lot.

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 Library
Lot type Library
Value §98,555
Lot size 20x30
Number of floors 2
Neighborhood Willow Creek Commercial District
World Willow Creek
Game The Sims 4

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
Lot type Library
Value §68,615
Lot size 20x30
Number of floors 2
World Oasis Springs
Game The Sims 4

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

Llama Land LibraryEdit

Llama Land Library
Llama Land Library
Lot type Library
Value §117,346
Lot size 20x30
Number of floors 3
World Newcrest
Game The Sims 4

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

Quad ManorEdit

Quad Manor
Quad Manor
Lot type Library
Value §115,639
Lot size 30x20
Number of floors 2
Neighborhood Old Town District
World Windenburg
Game The Sims 4: Get Together

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.
  • The library of Twinbrook seems to be missing skill books.
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