Bilbo at the Library at Rivendell by Jay Johnstone
At the southern wing of the second floor of Elrond’s house this magnificent library is found, housing books, lore, and artefacts in a huge hall built in two levels. This is where Elf-lord Elrond Halfelven feels most comfortable and where he usually is found, at the lower level of the library. This is one of four crafting areas within Rivendell Valley and for Scholars this library houses many Superior Studies as well as Scholar trainers, both novice and expert. (The Scholar’s Guild-hall is located just under this library, somehow.) A library in Rivendell is not mentioned in Tolkien’s works, however, considering the massive amount of lore Elrond has access to, and the many thousand years he have had to obtain scrolls and artefacts of all sorts, it is very likely that the Last Homely House indeed housed a library of class.
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