The Library of Ancients (古代図書館, Kodai Toshokan?) is a location in Final Fantasy V accessible on both the First World and the Merged World. A massive library, it contains countless volumes of books, including the Sealed Tome. Scholars congregate in the library to share and obtain knowledge. The basement is infested with books possessed by monsters. Ifrit resides deep in the basement, and in the past, he was the one who burned the possessed books.
The game has a glitch regarding the library, that if the party uses Teleport in the library in the third world, after the storyline events there are over, they end up at Ghido's Cave and not outside the library.
Bartz and his fellow Warriors of Light arrive to the Library of the Ancients after the explosion at Karnak. They find that Mid, Cid Previa's grandson, is missing. They venture into the depths of the library filled with books possessed by demons. Halfway through the basement, they find Ifrit, a summon who in the past burned the possessed books, and fight him, being rewarded with his power. At the deepest floor of the library they find Byblos, a demon, and after defeating him, they meet with Mid, and they all return to Karnak.
Later, when Exdeath merges the worlds, Bartz, Krile, Faris and Ghido find the library whose scholars have met with Surgate's scholars and merged the parts of the Sealed Tome. Not much later, Exdeath engulfs the library with the power of the Void. The library is restored after Exdeath is defeated.
|Ninja Suit||Area left of possessed bookshelf.|
|Phoenix Down||Area after the room after the possessed bookshelf.|
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|"Library of Ancients" from Final Fantasy V|
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"Library of Ancients" (古代図書館, Kodai Toshokan?), also known as "The Ancient Library" plays as the background music to the Library of the Ancients.
The Library of the Ancients appears in Itadaki Street Portable as a stage.
The Library of the Ancients returns in Itadaki Street Special as a stage.