"It's been tried before, you know," Ysenna says. Orien looks round from the bookshelf.
"A shared library, for all scholars to use."
"People didn't want to share their books." Ysenna looks sad, in a reflective sort of way. "They thought other scholars would steal their ideas. They wanted to keep their texts to themselves, and control who could read them."
"Oh..." Orien turns that over in her head, trying to make it fit.
"Who was it who mentioned a great library?"
"The traveller. Inric."
"Well, if you see him again, perhaps you should ask him about it."