For a time, the TARDIS control room contained a library, (TV: Doctor Who, COMIC: Endgame, AUDIO: Storm Warning) but, even during that time, the Doctor had a separate library as well. (PROSE: War of the Daleks, AUDIO: The Man Who Wasn't There)
When the Eighth Doctor, Lucie Miller, Susan, and Alex Campbell were attacked by a Blitzen fish during Christmas dinner inside the TARDIS, the library was among the rooms they were chased through. (AUDIO: Relative Dimensions)
The library's books included Brave New World, (PROSE: The Wheel of Ice) Jane's Spaceships, (PROSE: War of the Daleks) Jane's Spacecraft of the Universe, Aladdin: The Script, Parachuting, A-Z of Planets, VNR The Collection, Timeview, The Time Machine, Collected Works of Beatrix Potter, The Baker's Dozen, Corpse, Vegetarian Cook, Vanity Fair, Freeman: Editorial Decision, The Early Years, a book on aerobics, (PROSE: The Deal) Every Gallifreyan Child's Pop-Up Book of Nasty Creatures From Other Dimensions, (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire) Robinson Crusoe, (PROSE: Heart of TARDIS) Wisden Almanack, (PROSE: Fear of the Dark) War and Peace, (PROSE: The Deal, AUDIO: Terror Firma) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The I-Spy Book of British Birds, Can you forgive her?, You Only Live Twice, Frankenstein, (AUDIO: Storm Warning, Zagreus) Pieter Montmarche: A Diary of Discovery, The Little Book of Starships, (AUDIO: The Man Who Wasn't There) and the only signed copy of The Quarry in the universe. (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses)
Some of the library's history books included A History of the Varaxil Hegemony, (AUDIO: The Witch from the Well) Histories of the Dalek Imperium, (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses) The History of the Time War, (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) A Brief History of Time, (PROSE: Fear of the Dark) and Fashion Through the Ages. (PROSE: The Deal)
Books kept in the library which were of personal significance to the Doctor included a signed copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd gifted to him by Gemma and Samson Griffin (AUDIO: Terror Firma, Terror Firma) and his Five Hundred Year Diary, (PROSE: The Deal, AUDIO: The Young Lions)
The contents of the library were not limited to books. It also contained the liquid Encyclopedia Gallifreya (TV: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) and diskettes with the complete works of the 21st century environmentalists, (PROSE: The Dimension Riders)
Behind the scenes Edit
The incomplete television story Lost in the Dark Dimension would have featured the TARDIS library for a significant portion of the story. Set in an alternate timeline where the Fourth Doctor never regenerated and the TARDIS was mostly destroyed, the library would have been the last fragment of the ship remaining, camouflaged as a small church.