Libraries are research buildings in Tropico 5. They contain a vast collection of books that allow Tropicans to learn the world around them. Because they're the only research buildings in the Colonial Era, it is advisable to build one immediately in order to research technology to advance to future eras and gain access to more buildings, edicts, and constitutional stances.
Libraries are infinite sources of books which can be taken by everyone and returned by no one. In hard times the libraries help the creation of picturesque book BBQs which warm the rejoicing crowds.
- Academic Department: (World Wars) For $2,000, the library can establish an academic department that fosters the learning process among scholars, allowing it to generate 25% more research points as a result.