How to Make a Lectern in Minecraft?

Updated · May 30, 2022

How to Make a Lectern in Minecraft?

The lectern in the game has a few interesting and practical functions.

It's an important part of any library and can also be a decoration in your home.

Below, we'll show you, step by step, the lectern recipe and some of the benefits of using one.

What Is a Lectern in Minecraft?

A lectern is a block that can hold either a book and quill or a written book.

Normal or enchanted books can't be placed on it.

This bookstand allows players in multiplayer to view the contents of a written book simultaneously.

You can set up a server and invite your friends for some light reading.

Lastly, it can also give a villager a profession as a librarian in Minecraft.

That's why you may come across a lectern in a village library.

How to Make a Lectern in Minecraft?

The crafting process is straightforward, but it requires you to prepare a few things in advance.

1. Collect Wood, Sugar Canes, and Leather

Wood is easy to come by — break some trees by hand or with an ax to save time.

Paper is made out of sugar canes, so you should look around for at least nine pieces.

As for leather, cows, llamas, horses, and a few other animals drop some when they die.

You'll need to gather three pieces of leather to make enough books for a lectern in MC.

2. Make Planks, Slabs, and Paper

Turn the wood into planks by placing it on a crafting table.

Then, put a plank in every slot of the third row, and you’ll get slabs.

Keep going until you have six planks and four slabs.

To create paper, put three sugar canes in a row, and you'll get three pages.

3. Craft Books and a Bookshelf

You need three books for a bookshelf, which is an essential ingredient for lectern crafting.

To make a book, place on the crafting table:

  • One paper in the first and third slots of the second row
  • One paper in the middle of the third row
  • One leather in the middle of the second row

Once your books are ready, add:

  • One plank to every slot of the first and third rows
  • One book to every slot of the second row

4. Follow the Lectern Recipe

Now that you have all the ingredients, it's time to put them together.

  • One slab in every slot of the first row
  • One bookshelf in the middle of the second row
  • One slab directly below the bookshelf

What Else Can You Do With a Lectern in Minecraft?

Besides the things we mention above, you may power different contraptions with the help of a lectern, Redstone comparator, and a wire.

The bookstand emits a Redstone signal when a page of a book and quill is turned that will activate whatever you designed.

That way, you can upgrade your library, house, or any other space.

To Wrap Up

Knowing how to make a lectern in Minecraft will help you build a beautiful and functional library.

It also has some handy functions, like seeing the contents of a written book at the same time as other players.

Try it out next time you're in-game and see what you can come up with.

Marina Stanisheva
Marina Stanisheva

With charmingly infectious enthusiasm, Marina is always thrilled by forthcoming challenges. Thanks to her knack for gathering useful (and not so much) information, she is here to get you any answer you need.