The Library

The Libris Fabula is a magical story book.[1]


When read aloud to an audience, it can be used to:

Stone gets a second wind from Jamie

Alter Reality: Things written in the Libris Fabula will become real. Restrictions, if any, are unknown. The book could certainly "countermand" its own earlier transformations;

The villain delivers his soliloquy to the knave

Sap Lifeforce: The Libris Fabula will slowly drain the life and youth of the listener, and transfer those qualities to the reader;

Open Portals: If used in conjunction with the Back Door, the Libris Fabula will be able to open portals to almost anywhere, including the unbound Library (see Anchor Chain) or the Loom of Fate.[2] It is unknown whether this ability would work with other portal sources.

Side Effects[]

The Libris Fabula will turn nearby people into fairy tale characters over time. The changes include a shift in appearance and clothing, as well as the behaviour of both of the person affected and those around them.

In "And the Fables of Doom", each one of The Librarians was turned into a fairy tale archetype:

Stone, Cassie and Baird becoming their roles

  • Cassandra (Prince Charming) made nearby women fall in love with, and obey, her. She also wore princely clothes;
  • Jacob (The Huntsman) became a skilled hunter, and was given an axe. A bird briefly appeared on his arm;
  • Ezekiel (The Rogue/"Jack") became even more lucky than usual, and accidentally heroic;
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  • Eve (The Princess) was able to attract birds and started singing. Her hair also grew longer, and she gained high heels.

Known users[]


The Librarians[]

Season 1[]


  • Libris Fabula is the Latin expression for "Book of Fables".
  • It is probably one of the most powerful Artifacts housed in the Library.



  1. Rorick, Kate (writer) & Frakes, Jonathan (director) (January 4, 2015). "And the Fables of Doom". The Librarians. Season 1. Episode 6. TNT.
  2. Rogers, John (writer) & Frakes, Jonathan (director) (January 18, 2015). "And the Loom of Fate". The Librarians. Season 1. Episode 10. TNT.