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Question #91079 posted on 04/15/2018 1 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is the coolest secret, factoid, or useful tip you know about the Harold B. Lee Library? I spend lots of time there, but sometimes I feel like I am not aware of all it has to offer.

-A curious bookworm


Dear Curious,

Probably the coolest thing about the Library is that every Friday at noon there is a Reading Series where different authors and poets come and share their work. After they read there is a question-and-answer session and then you get to go to Special Collections and eat free cookies! It's one of my favorite BYU memories/traditions.

I don't know if the Reading Series goes on during Spring/Summer, but if not, you should definitely check it out next Fall!

-Frère Rubik


Dear ACB,

Did you know that 8 out of 5 dentists think studying in the library is six bajillion times better than studying in your shower?

The library is a magical place. Before I was a student I'd drive down to BYU with my friends to just explore the library. There are an infinite amount of cool factoids about the library, but you just asked for 1, so I'll only give you 3.

1. 4th Floor Organs:


On the 4th floor of the library you can jam out on keyboards and organs to test out music before you check it out. Not only is this good for checking out music, but if you ever get bored you can stand behind them a few aisles over and watch them silently jamming out. It's pretty hilarious. Unfortunately I was unable to capture such antics on my camera.

2. Cool Old Books:


There are books on so many topics that in high school I used to go to the library with friends just to read book covers.. On the second floor there are a bunch of really cool math and science books. I love to read the covers I have no idea what they're talking about. I think this pretty much has to be the coolest book out there. You might not be able to see it, but the main author is Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik cube. Pretty cool right?

3. Best Pencil Sharpener Ever:

This pencil sharpener on the 5th floor humanities help desk is by far the best pencil sharpener on campus. It is on point. Even though I study on the 2nd floor, I walk up to the 5th floor to sharpen my pencil because this pencil sharpener works so well it makes me smile.

The library is chock full of secrets. Here's a few to start, but I'm sure that you'll find many more. Adventure is out there!




Dear Aziraphale,

The secret tunnel leading out of the basement that goes to the intricate maze surrounding the top secret Board lair.