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6.9 LIBRARIES

The Aetolian Library System provides an invaluable resource for the
scholars of the lands. Within a library, books and scrolls are
organized in categories and may be viewed at the library. Organizations
may appoint librarians who will stock and maintain the tomes, though 
fees for library upkeep are drawn automatically from the organization's
coffers. 

Libraries may be purchased by any organization. They may be kept
under heavy guard or left open to the public. For individuals wishing
to purchase a library, please see HELP HOUSING.

Anyone happening upon the library may use the following commands:

LIBRARY CATALOG [category]
   - Displays a list of all texts stored in the library. These are
     categorized by alphebetized subject matter and also indicate
     the name of the author. Specifying a category will list only
     those titles in that category.

LIBRARY CATEGORIES
   - Display a list of all the categories in the library.

LIBRARY COPY <book>
   - Makes a copy of an existing book or scroll, assuming the scribe
     has the required materials and funds on hand.

READ <book> [PAGE <page>]
   - Anyone is able to read a book or scroll stored within a library.

Librarians may use the following commands:

LIBRARY ADD <book> [<category>]
   - Takes a book from the librarian's inventory and adds it to the
     appropriate existing category.

LIBRARY REMOVE <book>
   - Removes a book from the library and adds it to the librarian's
     inventory.

LIBRARY MOVE <book> <category>
   - Moves a book from one category to another.

LIBRARY CATEGORY ADD <category>
   - Adds a category to the library.

LIBRARY CATEGORY REMOVE <category>
   - Removes a category from the library. All existing books in the
     removed category will be moved to the Unsorted category.

LIBRARY UPKEEP [<amount>|ALL]
   - Pays the indicated amount of funds required to keep the library
     in working condition. Failure to pay upkeep will result in the
     temporary closure of the library until the upkeep has been paid
     in full.

LIBRARY PUBLIC/PRIVATE
   - Sets the library to be public or private to the organization.
     Public libraries can be accessed by all. Private ones can only
     be used by the members of the organization that owns the library.
     Private libraries cost three times the normal upkeep. 
     
     Note: If a private library is closed, it will be automatically
     converted to a public library, though still remain closed.

See also: GRAND_LIBRARY