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What is BiblioCraft?[edit]


Armor Stand[edit]

Armor Stand

The armor stand holds your armor. Similar to the already implemented armor stands, players can right click with the armor in hand and place it on the stand.



This is a book that holds and handles Minecraft maps. The atlas can display maps, create new maps, automatically select the map that shows your location on a chosen zoom level. The atlas also works with the Map Frames in that you can copy maps to and from the map frames to and from the atlas and you can transfer waypoints. Waypoints are automatically transferred when the map copies, but waypoints can also be updated from a map frame that has a matching map that is in the atlas. The atlas with all the filled in maps and waypoints can also be copies using the typesetting table and printing press setup.

Big Book[edit]

Big Book

The big book is a big writing book that supports up to 256 pages, 8 chapter tabs, per line text scaling and easy access to all the vanilla formatting options. The big book can be signed just like a vanilla writing book and it can be copied using the typesetting table and printing press setup, though due to complexity big books are saved as raw NBT data and as such are not editable outside of Minecraft.



The bookcase can hold up to 16 books in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The bookcase can also emit a redstone signal when the item Redstone: Volume 1 is placed in the inventory. The slot the book is placed in determines the strength of the redstone output signal. The first slot does not emit any redstone. The second slot emits a strength of 1, the third slot emits a strength of 2 and so on up to the last slot which emits a full redstone strength of 15.



This is a checklist with up to 50 pages, much like the written book. But there are 9 tasks and 1 title per page. The Clipboard works on the desk and can be opened and edited. The Clipboard also remembers what page you were last on both when you’re holding and when it’s on the desk, even when it is transferred back and forth. The title of the page that was last read will appear in the tooltip when hovering the mouse over the item in your inventory. The clipboard can also be placed on the wall and interacted with while on the wall.



The clock tells minecraft time and can make chime sounds and emit redstone signals. The time on the face refers to in game time where 6 o’clock is sunup and 18 o’clock is sundown. The pendulum ticks in real world seconds. Two clock can be stacked and attached together to make a grandfather clock. To attach 2 clocks together and make a grandfather clock, place a clock on top of another clock in the same orientation. Then, using the screw gun or the hand drill, sneak right click one of the clocks, then sneak right click the second clock and they will connect.

Cookie Jar[edit]

Cookie Jar

The cookie jar is a jar for cookies. The jar currently accepts any item and for each slot filled, up to 8, there will appear a cookie in the jar. If mana cookies from Botania mod are placed in the jar, a blue cookie will appear in the jar. The cookie jar also emits a redstone pulse when the jar is opened.



The desk will hold up to 9 books and allow the player to edit and read 1 book. Vanilla written books will even hold their page when on the desk. A small number of books from other mods also can be opened on the desk. The desk also supports adding vanilla carpet to the floor below the desk. Desk can also be connected to one another to create larger desks.

Desk Bell[edit]

Desk Bell

A simple desk bell that “dings” when right clicked. Will also accept a redstone signal and will “ding” upon receiving such.

Dinner Plate[edit]

Dinner Plate

The dinner plate is a block that holds up to 3 stacks of food. The food that is placed on the plate can be eaten from the plate with no GUI. The player will consume up to 3 pieces of food (one from each slot) if the player is hungry enough. Food will cease to be consumed when the player is no longer hungry. For example, if there is 3 pieces of food on the dinner plate and it only takes 1 to fill the player up, the other 2 will not be eaten.

Disc Rack[edit]

Disc Rack

The disc rack is a storage device for up to 9 discs including vanilla music discs. Dinner plates also work in the disc rack.

Display Case[edit]

Display Case

The display case is a block that holds a single item. It has a lid that must be open to obtain the item. Any type of item or block can be placed within the case. The case can also be placed on either the floor or on the wall.

Drafting Compass[edit]

Drafting Compass

Used with the Map Frame to add and edit waypoint on maps.

Eternal Compass[edit]

Eternal Compass

This is an exclusive enchantment upgrade for the Atlas. With this upgrade on the Atlas, when you die, you will spawn with an Eternal Compass that will lead you back to your point of death. It functions just like a waypoint compass, only it looks slightly different and has no GUI or option to change the waypoint. This upgrade must be crafted with your current atlas and the atlas will preserve all its maps and data.

Fancy Lamp[edit]

Fancy Lamp Gold
Fancy Lamp Iron

This is fancy lamp based on a classic library style desk lamp design that emits the maximum light level of 15. Available in both iron and gold and with hoods in all 16 colors. Also has 3 variations on the look depending if it is placed on the floor, wall, or ceiling.

Fancy Lantern[edit]

Fancy Lantern Gold
Fancy Lantern Iron

This is a fancy lantern that emits the maximum light level of 15. Available in both iron and gold and with candles in all 16 colors. Also has 3 variations on the look depending if it is placed on the floor, wall, or ceiling.

Fancy Sign[edit]

Fancy Sign

The fancy sign is an upgraded sign that has 2 slots for blocks / items, several more lines of text than a vanilla sign, and full support of formatting options. The sign can also be shifted to the front, center, or back of a block.

Fancy Workbench[edit]

Fancy Workbench

This is an upgraded crafting bench with the ability to create recipe books and has a storage space for 8 books on the front as well as a 9th slot for a active recipe book. If you place a bookcase on the left or right side of a workbench, when you open the workbench you will see the bookcase inventory.

Framed Chest[edit]

Framed Chest

The Framed Chest is a chest similar to the vanilla chest with a few changes. It works with the Furniture Paneler to get to color chests using any solid block. The Framed Chest also has a built in single item label that automatically shows the item with the highest quantity in the chest. Chests can be connected into double chests using the screw gun. Double chests will have 2 built in labels and the left side of the chest will select its label item from the top half of the chest inventory and the right side will select from the bottom half of the inventory.

Framing Board[edit]

Framing Board

Used when crafted framed block in place of wooden slabs for use with the Furniture Paneler.

Framing Saw[edit]

Framing Saw

Used when crafted framed block in place of wooden slabs for use with the Furniture Paneler.

Framing Sheet[edit]

Framing Sheet

Used when crafted framed block in place of wooden planks for use with the Furniture Paneler.

Furniture Paneler[edit]

Furniture Paneler

This block will allow you to apply the texture of any solid block to any one of the new framed BiblioCraft blocks. It functions much like a crafting table with a dedicated slot for the solid blocks and another dedicated slot for the framed BiblioCraft block.

Hand Drill[edit]

Hand Drill

The Hand Drill is a low tech version of the screw gun. All the same features and functions as a screw gun, but with a different look and new sounds.



The label is a block that holds up to 3 items. The label works great as a way to indicate what is in chests. It sits low enough to avoid the lid of the chest and since it requires the player to sneak click with an empty hand to open the gui, it is difficult to accidentally open when trying to access a chest. If a block that emits light is placed within the label, the label will emit light of the same level as the block that is placed in.

Lock and Key[edit]


The lock and key is used to lock blocks from being access or destroyed by other players. This is a creative only tool that was originally meant for adventure map use. Once a block is locked, only the player that locked it can unlock it. The player that locked the block can still access the inventory and use the block. There is no recipe by default but one can be enabled via the config file. Supported blocks include: Bookcase, Armor stand, Clock, Desk, Case, Fancy Sign, Fancy Workbench, Label, Potion Shelf, Painting Frames, Shelf, Sword Pedestal, Table, Tool Rack, Typewriter.

Map Frame[edit]


The map frame holds maps and will connect to one another to make large scale connected maps. The map frame can be placed on the floor, wall, or ceiling and the maps in them can be rotated. Using the Drafting Compass, you can add map pins. The map pins can be any of the 16 colors, can be named, and will determine and store the real world coordinates based on the map. The coordinates and pin name can then be retrieved by right clicking or with the Waypoint Compass.



The monocle is a variation on the Reading Glasses. They function the same, but have a different look.

Painting Canvas[edit]


Works with the painting press to store a painting that can be used on the painting frames.

Plumb Line[edit]


Measures the depth 1 block in front of the player. Depth message will also include the y coordinate of the bottom block. Measures through both empty space and liquids. Will easily measure the depth of water or other liquids.

Print Press Chase[edit]


This is the empty chase that is used on a Typesetting Table to make a plate.

Print Press Plate[edit]


The Print Press Plate is created with the Typesetting Table and used in the Printing Press to print books. There are three types of plates. Standard Print Press Plates have an infinite durability and can be used to print an unlimited number of books.

Potion Shelf[edit]


The potion shelf is designed to hold up to 12 potions or other related type items from mods. It can be used with or without a GUI.

Painting Frame[edit]


Painting frames are a way to display both vanilla paintings and paintings included with BiblioCraft. Paintings can be scaled, rotated and in some cases the aspect ratio can be adjusted as well as the texture resolution. There are 5 different styles and each supports all 6 types of woods. 4 styles have different style frame borders and the 5th style is borderless. The bordered styles will not auto connect to frames around them and can be connected with the screw gun / hand drill if a connection is desired. The borderless style automatically connects to bordering frames. Paintings are displayed using the painting canvas and made in the painting press.

Painting Press[edit]


The Painting Press is used to add paintings to a painting canvas which can be used in the painting frames. The Painting Press comes with 10 new paintings, supports vanilla paintings, and also supports custom paintings which can be installed in custom resource packs.

Printing Press[edit]


The printing press is used to print books from print press plates. Used in combinations with the Typesetting Table. The Printing press is to be operated without a GUI. The Printing Press works with the reading glasses / monocle to help display information about what items are on the printing press and the quantity of those items.

Reading Glasses[edit]


When worn on the head, the reading glasses, tinted glasses, or monocle allow the player to read pop up text displays of items displayed on the different blocks in BiblioCraft. Every block in BiblioCraft has text information read out. The player can view the names of books on a bookcase without opening the GUI, as well as see what is on a regular shelf and of what quantity. The player can also see what armor is on an armor stand and what enchantments are on that armor. The display case also has enchantment support for armor and weapons. Labels become combination item frame / signs displaying the name of the item in them. The typesetting table displays the name of the selected book as well as the quantity of blank chases left. The printing press displays the book name of the plate inserted into the press as well as the quantity of ink and quantity of blank books left. The writing desk displays the name of the open book. The potion shelf shows the name of the potion the player is looking at.

Recipe Book[edit]


Created and meant to be used with the Fancy Workbench, a Recipe Book will remember a recipe and assist in showing the ingredients and the pattern. A few lines of text can also be entered in the left hand side of the Recipe Book to help convey extra information about the recipe.

Redstone Book[edit]


This is a book that is crafted but looks like a signed book. When this special book is placed on a Bookcase, the Bookcase emits a redstone signal level based on the slot in the bookcase the book is placed. In the top left spot, the bookcase emits no signal, in the bottom right slot, the bookcase emits a level 15 signal. Any slot in between will emit that level of redstone, counting the first slot in the top left as slot 0. So a redstone book in slot 7 (top right) will emit a redstone signal with 7 strength.

Screw Gun[edit]


The Screw Gun is used to manipulate many of the blocks in BiblioCraft. It can be used for rotating most of the BiblioCraft blocks and is used to handle carpet with some of the blocks like the desk and table. The Screw Gun can also be used to rotate many of the Vanilla blocks as well.



The seat can be sat on and has many decorative options. The seat emits a redstone signal when it is sat on. There are several types of seat back styles available that can be added to the seat. Seat back wood types and Seat wood types can be mixed and matched to get different looks. Using a different back wood color than the seat will cause the legs to change color to match the back. Vanilla carpet can be used to color the Seat fabric and also be placed under the seat so it looks like the seat is sitting on carpet. The seat can hold mobs. Both friendly and aggressive mobs. Seats can also be connected to one another to create long and cornered versions of seats.

Seat Back[edit]


There are 5 types of seat back items that can be crafted and placed on the Seat to give the seat a back. Each of the 5 back types can be crafted out of any of the 6 wood varieties as well as the framed block version and mixed and matched with the seats. The fabric color is inherited from the Seat it is placed on.



The shelf can hold up to 4 different stacks of items and can be used without a GUI. They can also be shifted forward to the front half of the block. If a block or item that emits is placed on the shelf, the shelf will emit the same level of light the block or item would.

Slotted Book[edit]


A simple one page book with a slot that will accept item stack. Player can type in a custom title and short description in the book. The title will change the name of the book so it looks just like any vanilla signed book. A great way to hide your secret items amongst your books!

Stockroom Catalog[edit]


The Stockroom Catalog allows you to list the contents of any number of chests with a single list. A small particle effect will render on any block that has been selected with the catalog when holding the Stockroom Catalog to let you know that block is being tracked. You can sort the list in ascending or descending order by quantity (Count) or alphabetical order. You can also see a list of all the inventories that have a particular item and easily add the location of one of those inventories to a stockroom catalog so you can easily find your stuff. The Stockroom Catalog can also be copied with the typesetting table and printing press.

Sword Pedestal[edit]


This sword pedestal accepts most any sword, including modded ones, and emits a redstone signal when a sword is present.



The table holds a single item and can be decorated in a number of ways. It supports adding carpets under the table, adding table cloths to the top of the table and displaying maps. The table will also automatically connect to adjacent tables. You can also rotate items on the table across 2 different axis using the Tape Measure.

Tape Measure[edit]


The Tape Measure is used to measure distances in minecraft. It has 2 modes, a per coordinate measurement which returns the x, y, and z measurements between points and absolute measurement mode which gives a straight distance in meters between 2 points. The tape measure will also place down a marker pole block on the block you click on (if it can) and display the distance from the marker pole to the player in real time right below the player’s crosshair. The marker pole is automatically removed when the measurement is complete. However if the marker pole does not, for whatever reason, get removed, it has a small hit box that can be broken to remove the pole. Also can be used to rotate items on the Table by right clicking on any of the 4 sides of the table.

Tinted Glasses[edit]


The tinted glasses are a variation on the Reading Glasses. They function the same, but have a different look.

Tool Rack[edit]


The tool rack is a block designed to hold up to 4 tools or weapons and can be used without a gui for easy access to tools without having to open a GUI. The tool rack also comes in the 6 different vanilla woods and in a framed block version which can be used with the Furniture Paneler to make it look like any solid block. The tool rack can also be shifted forward to sit on the front half of the block.

Typesetting Table[edit]


The Typesetting Table is used to save and copy vanilla signed books, enchanted books, recipe books, big books, and the Atlas. The enchanted books and the Atlas are the only books that are not saved to the typesetting table GUI. The GUI will allow the player to select the book to make a print press plate with, change if the book is public or private, and delete books. A player can only delete books authored by them or if they are in creative mode. If a book is private, only the player who authored the book and people in creative mode will see the book. If the book is public, everyone on the server will see the book in the GUI. The Typesetting Table works with the reading glasses / monocle to help display information about what items are on the Typesetting Table and the quantity of those items as well as the number of levels is will take to copy an enchanted book or an Atlas.



The typewriter will create randomized procedurally generated books. It also comes in all 16 colors. The typewriter also works well with the desk which will automatically remove finished books from the typewriter and place them on the desk. Also supports reading glasses and displays the number of pieces of paper in the typewriter, or, if a book is currently finished, the name of the book. Special note on typewriter stories: Unique versions stories are written when used with different mobs. Villagers write the most coherent stories, other mobs write less and less coherently. Other mobs include: pigs, chickens, cows (also mooshroom), sheep, wolves, ocelot, creeper, zombie, and enderman. The current implementation of procedural stories is a first pass and not nearly as fleshed out as I want. The stories will likely evolve quite a bit over time.

Waypoint Compass[edit]


The waypoint compass is a compass that points to a set location. The location can be set manually in the GUI, obtained with a waypoint on a map frame, or from a waypoint inside the Atlas.