In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a lectern in Minecraft and use it in the game!
A Minecraft lectern is used as a job site block for librarians, to hold books for multiple players to read in multiplayer mode, and it can emit a redstone signal.
How To Make A Lectern Video Tutorial
In this video, watch as we show you how to craft a lectern using the lectern recipe. Plus, we show you how to use a lectern in the game.
|Java Edition||Windows, Mac & Linux PC's||Yes|
|Bedrock Edition||Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's||Yes|
|Education Edition||Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's||Yes|
Materials Needed To Craft A Lectern
- 1 Bookshelf
- 4 wooden slabs (any type)
Steps To Make A Minecraft Lectern
1. Open Your Crafting Menu
To craft a lectern, you first need to open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.
2. Add The Bookshelf and Wooden Slabs To The Menu
In the crafting table, add the bookshelf and wooden slabs to the grid. You can use any type of wood slab, including oak, dark oak, birch, spruce, jungle, acacia, crimson, or warped slabs.
You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 3 wooden slabs. In the 2nd row place down 1 bookshelf in the center box. In the 3rd row place down 1 wood slab in the center box. This is the Minecraft lectern recipe.
After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a lectern in the box on the right.
3. Move The Lectern To Your Inventory
Now, simply drag the lectern down to your inventory so you can use it.
You're done! You now have a lectern! A Minecraft lectern is used as a job site block for librarians, to hold books for multiple players to read in multiplayer mode, and it can emit a redstone signal. Watch our video above to see a lectern in action!
Minecraft Lectern Command
You can also use a Give Command to make a lectern in Minecraft. The lectern command is available in the following editions:
- Java Edition
- Pocket Edition
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- Windows 10 Edition
- Education Edition
To run the lectern command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.
Java Edition 1.13 and higher lectern command
/give @p lectern 1
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition
/give @p lectern 1 0
What does a lectern do in Minecraft?
A lectern is a job site block for librarian villagers in Minecraft. It can also hold a book and emit a redstone signal.
How do you make a lectern out of a book?
You can not make a lectern out of a book. Instead, you will need a bookshelf plus 4 wooden slabs.