Palatial office silhouette

Ancient Library in Silhouette mode.

Ancient Library is unlocked through normal game play when a player reaches level 32.

Players can 'pay to play' Ancient Library from level 30 onward, where they can choose to pay with crystals (which will need to be bought with real money) to unlock the Picture early, rather than waiting until they reach level 32 and unlock it for free through normal game play.

Ancient Library is one of the simpler pictures to explore, however it requires a large amount of energy points, particularly at higher picture levels. Ladybugs needed to play Mill can be won as rewards for successful investigations of Ancient Library (from detective level onward). From the Diary:

"No wonder my uncle had a magical photo of the library in his collection. I bet that Richard peeped into this photo not only to find objects, but just to sit in solitude and read some books. By the way, some of them are quite attractive volumes. Some of them I've never heard of, and I think hardly any of the usual authors wrote them."


The following is a list of hidden items found in Ancient Library. Depending on the Picture Level and Game Mode you may not have to find all the items in one visit. Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed below.

  • Antique Eyeglasses ¹
  • Binoculars
  • Bottle
  • Chest ¹
  • Deer Figurine ¹
  • Desk Calendar
  • Envelope
  • Fireplace Bellows
  • Hourglass
  • Inkwell
  • Key
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Microscope
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Pincushion
  • Portrait
  • Scales
  • Seal
  • Ship in a Bottle
  • Silver Goblet
  • Smoking Pipe
  • Spyglass
  • Tray ¹
  • Weight ¹
  • Wizard's Hat

Item Notes:

  1. The Hanami Festival Update (April 2018) made the following changes:
    • Antique glasses was renamed Antique Eyeglasses
    • Box was renamed Chest
    • Plummet was renamed Weight
    • Salver was renamed Tray
    • Statuette of deer was renamed Deer Figurine

Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit

The amount of energy required to play Ancient Library will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards.

The pool of rewards available for each successful game of Ancient Library contains both Collection Items and Combining Elements:

Level Resource Demands Minimum Resource Rewards Potential Game Item Rewards Pool
Energy Points Special Items Experience Points Coins Combining Elements Collection Items Other
Novice 49 N/A 170 190 Photo Paper Videotape; Audiocassette; Diskette N/A
Trainee 52 N/A 180 200
Developing Agent; Wooden Pin
Compact disk; USB flash drive; Computer tower
Ladybug (3-5) (Special Item)
Detective 55 N/A 190 210
Red Lamp; Lens
Monitor; Keyboard; Computer mouse
Same as Trainee
Pro 58 N/A 200 220 Same as Detective
Cable; Brush made with squirrel fur; Brush made with sable fur
Same as Trainee
High Explorer 61 N/A 210 230 Same as Detective
Brush made of pony hair; Brush made with goat fur; Brush made with cat hair
Same as Trainee
Academician 64 N/A 220 240 Same as Detective
Horror film reel; Fantasy film reel; Thriller film reel; Blues
Same as Trainee
Magister 67 N/A 230 250 Same as Detective
Autograph of a basketball player; Autograph of an ice skater; Autograph of a biathlete; Ancient dragonfly
Same as Trainee
Professor 70 N/A 240 260 Same as Detective
Bust of Homer, Dante Alighieri, Matsuo Basho, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin; Pegasus; Medusa the Gorgon; Cerberus; Minotaur; Centaur; Schöner globe; Globe of Crates; The Erdapfel; Globe of Gottorf; Jagiellonian globe
Same as Trainee
Grand Magister 73 N/A 250 270 Same as Detective
June, July, August, September, October magazine; First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth note
Same as Trainee

Note: In addition to the items listed above, other items may also be in the list of potential rewards for a particular play of the picture depending on what game mode it is currently in (e.g. items from the Venetian Masks collection if it is in Text mode) or if there is an active quest involving the picture.



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