A Lectern in Minecraft is a block used to hold written books that several players can read at the same time. It also serves as a workstation for village librarians.
How do I build a Lectern in Minecraft ?
Building a Lectern isn’t that simple, since you’ll need blocks that aren’t easy to find at the start of the game. You’ll need : a bookcase and 4 wooden slabs (of any type).
Find a Lectern
You can find Lecterns by searching for a village and then visiting one of its libraries.
How do I use a Lectern in Minecraft ?
Lecterns are the workstations of village librarians.
Librarians don’t use Lecterns, for example, by placing books on them. They simply stare at the Lectern from less than a block away to “work”.
Lecterns can also hold a blank or written book for other players to read at the same time. Right-click on an empty Lectern containing a blank or written book to place it. Right-clicking on a Lectern with a book already occupied opens an interface for reading the book.
Lecterns cannot contain enchanted or normal books. Instead, right-clicking on the Lectern with an enchanted or normal book does nothing and the book will not be placed.
Change of profession
If a village has a Lectern that hasn’t been claimed by a villager, any villager has a chance to change their profession to librarian if they haven’t already chosen a work block.
Lecterns containing a book emit a full-powered Riptide pulse of one tick (0.5 ticks of redstone) when a page is turned. A redstone comparator also registers the reading of the book and sends a signal depending on which page the player is on. As the Bedrock Edition displays two pages of the book at a time, the same signal strength increments require twice the number of pages.
For the Java Edition, a book with only 1 page gives maximum signal strength, but page 1 always gives 1 signal strength, regardless of whether a book contains at least 2 pages.
Lecterns can be used as fuel in furnaces to melt 1.5 objects per block.
Lecterns can be placed under music blocks to produce a bass sound.