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How to Make a Lectern in Minecraft

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.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
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
PlayStation Edition PS4 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.

Open Your Crafting Menu

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.

Add The Bookshelf and Wooden Slabs To The Menu

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.

Move The Lectern To Your Inventory

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!

How to make a lectern in Minecraft

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

FAQ's

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.

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