Wikia

Harry Potter Wiki

Changes: Restricted Section

Edit

Back to page

(1992–1993 school year)
(1992–1993 school year: Minor typo fix: "Restriction" to "Restricted")
 
(15 intermediate revisions by 9 users not shown)
Line 11: Line 11:
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Quote|Harry wandered over to the Restricted Section. He had been wondering for a while if Flamel wasn't somewhere in there. Unfortunately, you needed a specially signed note from one of the teachers to look in any of the restricted books, and he knew he'd never get one. These were the books containing powerful Dark Magic never taught at Hogwarts, and only read by older students studying advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|Harry wandered over to the Restricted Section. He had been wondering for a while if Flamel wasn't somewhere in there. Unfortunately, you needed a specially signed note from one of the teachers to look in any of the restricted books, and he knew he'd never get one. These were the books containing powerful Dark Magic never taught at Hogwarts, and only read by older students studying advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts.|Description.|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
The''' Restricted Section''' is an area in the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Hogwarts Library|Library]] closed off by a rope and only accessible to students with permission from a [[professor]], some of the books in the library are chained to the shelves, which would suggest some of them are particularily valuable. In order to enter, they must present a signed note from a professor. The books within the Restricted Section typically discuss the [[Dark Arts]] or other information not for the general public or young children. They may be studied by older students for [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]].
+
The''' Restricted Section''' is an area in the [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Hogwarts Library|Library]] closed off by a rope and only accessible to students with permission from a [[professor]]; in order to enter, they must present a signed note from a professor. Some of the books in the library are chained to the shelves, which would suggest some of them are particularily valuable. The books within the Restricted Section typically discuss the [[Dark Arts]] or other information not for the general public or young children. They may be studied by older students for [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]].
  +
==History==
   
==[[1991–1992 school year]]==
+
===[[1991–1992 school year]]===
In his [[first year]], [[Harry Potter]] used his newly-acquired [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] to sneak into the Restricted Section during the [[Christmas]] holidays. He went at night in order to look for information on [[Nicolas Flamel]]. Unfortunately, he picked up a large black book near the bottom of the shelf that began screaming when he opened it. Worried that he would attract attention, Harry closed it and ran off.
+
In his [[first year]], [[Harry Potter]] used his newly-acquired [[Cloak of Invisibility|Invisibility cloak]] to sneak into the Restricted Section during the [[Christmas]] holidays. He went at night in order to look for information on [[Nicolas Flamel]]. Unfortunately, he picked up a [[Shrieking book|large black book]] near the bottom of the shelf that began screaming when he opened it. Worried that he would attract attention, Harry closed it and ran off.
   
==[[1992–1993 school year]]==
+
===[[1992–1993 school year]]===
[[Hermione Granger]] entered the Restriction Section in her [[second year]] using an autograph from [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], who was the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor that year, though the librarian [[Irma Pince|Madam Pince]] made extra sure of the note, as though suspecting forgery. Inside, she found ''[[Moste Potente Potions]]'', which contained instructions on brewing [[Polyjuice Potion]]. Hermione subsequently made the advanced Potion, facilitating Harry and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] disguising themselves as [[Gregory Goyle]] and [[Vincent Crabbe]] and entering the [[Slytherin Dungeon]] to question [[Draco Malfoy]] about the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]].
+
[[Hermione Granger]] entered the Restricted Section in her [[second year]] using an autograph from [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], who was the [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] professor that year, though the librarian [[Irma Pince|Madam Pince]] made extra sure of the note, as though suspecting forgery. Inside, she found ''[[Moste Potente Potions]]'', which contained instructions on brewing [[Polyjuice Potion]]. Hermione subsequently made the advanced Potion, facilitating Harry and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] disguising themselves as [[Gregory Goyle]] and [[Vincent Crabbe]] and entering the [[Slytherin Dungeon]] to question [[Draco Malfoy]] about the [[Tom Riddle|Heir of Slytherin]].
   
==[[1994–1995 school year]]==
+
===[[1994–1995 school year]]===
During his fourth year, Harry Potter receives [[Minerva McGonagall]]'s permission to enter the Restricted Section so Harry could research a way about being able to breathe underwater for an hour to compete in the second task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], but is unable to find anything useful from any of the books.
+
During his fourth year, Harry Potter receives [[Minerva McGonagall]]'s permission to enter the Restricted Section so he could research a way about being able to breathe underwater for an hour to compete in the second task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]], but is unable to find anything useful from any of the books.
   
==[[1996–1997 school year]]==
+
===[[1996–1997 school year]]===
 
It is possible that after students reach a certain age, they no longer need a signed note to access the Restricted Section, as in her [[sixth year]] Hermione Granger says she's ''"been right through the restricted section"'' when looking for information on [[Horcrux]]es, and as it is unlikely any professor would give her a note to research a banned subject at Hogwarts, it is likely she didn't need one. The same can be said for [[Tom Riddle]] from roughly 50 years earlier, when he too was researching on Horcruxes in the same section at about the same age as Hermione.
 
It is possible that after students reach a certain age, they no longer need a signed note to access the Restricted Section, as in her [[sixth year]] Hermione Granger says she's ''"been right through the restricted section"'' when looking for information on [[Horcrux]]es, and as it is unlikely any professor would give her a note to research a banned subject at Hogwarts, it is likely she didn't need one. The same can be said for [[Tom Riddle]] from roughly 50 years earlier, when he too was researching on Horcruxes in the same section at about the same age as Hermione.
  +
 
==Known books==
 
==Known books==
 
*''[[Famous Fire-Eaters]]''
 
*''[[Famous Fire-Eaters]]''
 
*''[[Fifteenth-Century Fiends]]''
 
*''[[Fifteenth-Century Fiends]]''
  +
*''[[Magick Moste Evile]]''
 
*''[[Moste Potente Potions]]''
 
*''[[Moste Potente Potions]]''
 
*''[[Shrieking book]]''
 
*''[[Shrieking book]]''
 
*''[[Secrets of the Darkest Art]]''
 
*''[[Secrets of the Darkest Art]]''
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''<ref name="rowlingofficial">[http://www.jkrowling.com/en_US/timeline/wonderbook-book-of-spells Rowling Official Website Announcement Regarding ''Wonderbook'']</ref>
+
*''[[Book of Spells]]''<ref name="rowlingofficial">[http://www.jkrowling.com/en_US/timeline/wonderbook-book-of-spells Rowling Official Website Announcement Regarding ''Wonderbook'']</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the [[Astronomy Tower]] and the chamber where the [[Mirror of Erised]] is stored are located behind the Restricted Section. [[Argus Filch]] and his cat [[Mrs. Norris]] guard the section.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|video game adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the [[Astronomy Tower]] and the chamber where the [[Mirror of Erised]] is stored are located behind the Restricted Section. [[Argus Filch]] and his cat [[Mrs. Norris]] guard the section.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', the [[Moste Potente Potions]] book was found in the regular section of the library, rather than requiring Lockhart's permission for the Restricted Section.
+
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'', the ''[[Moste Potente Potions]]'' book was found in the regular section of the library, rather than requiring Lockhart's permission for the Restricted Section.
  +
*In ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the Restricted Section is mentioned to be separated from the main library by a rope. In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]], however, there is a locked door as an entrance.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
  +
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
Line 53: Line 56:
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]''
  +
*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
Line 58: Line 62:
   
 
{{Hogwarts fourth floor}}
 
{{Hogwarts fourth floor}}
  +
[[es:Sección Prohibida]]
 
[[it:Riparto Proibito]]
 
[[it:Riparto Proibito]]
 
[[ru:Запретная секция]]
 
[[ru:Запретная секция]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts Library sections]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts Library sections]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts locations]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts locations]]
  +
[[Category:Restricted Section]]

Latest revision as of 13:37, September 16, 2014

RestrictedLibrary
Restricted Section
Location information
Location

Fourth floor, Hogwarts Library, Hogwarts Castle

Affiliation

Hogwarts School

"Harry wandered over to the Restricted Section. He had been wondering for a while if Flamel wasn't somewhere in there. Unfortunately, you needed a specially signed note from one of the teachers to look in any of the restricted books, and he knew he'd never get one. These were the books containing powerful Dark Magic never taught at Hogwarts, and only read by older students studying advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts."
—Description.[src]

The Restricted Section is an area in the Hogwarts Library closed off by a rope and only accessible to students with permission from a professor; in order to enter, they must present a signed note from a professor. Some of the books in the library are chained to the shelves, which would suggest some of them are particularily valuable. The books within the Restricted Section typically discuss the Dark Arts or other information not for the general public or young children. They may be studied by older students for Defence Against the Dark Arts.

HistoryEdit

1991–1992 school yearEdit

In his first year, Harry Potter used his newly-acquired Invisibility cloak to sneak into the Restricted Section during the Christmas holidays. He went at night in order to look for information on Nicolas Flamel. Unfortunately, he picked up a large black book near the bottom of the shelf that began screaming when he opened it. Worried that he would attract attention, Harry closed it and ran off.

1992–1993 school yearEdit

Hermione Granger entered the Restricted Section in her second year using an autograph from Gilderoy Lockhart, who was the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor that year, though the librarian Madam Pince made extra sure of the note, as though suspecting forgery. Inside, she found Moste Potente Potions, which contained instructions on brewing Polyjuice Potion. Hermione subsequently made the advanced Potion, facilitating Harry and Ron Weasley disguising themselves as Gregory Goyle and Vincent Crabbe and entering the Slytherin Dungeon to question Draco Malfoy about the Heir of Slytherin.

1994–1995 school yearEdit

During his fourth year, Harry Potter receives Minerva McGonagall's permission to enter the Restricted Section so he could research a way about being able to breathe underwater for an hour to compete in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament, but is unable to find anything useful from any of the books.

1996–1997 school yearEdit

It is possible that after students reach a certain age, they no longer need a signed note to access the Restricted Section, as in her sixth year Hermione Granger says she's "been right through the restricted section" when looking for information on Horcruxes, and as it is unlikely any professor would give her a note to research a banned subject at Hogwarts, it is likely she didn't need one. The same can be said for Tom Riddle from roughly 50 years earlier, when he too was researching on Horcruxes in the same section at about the same age as Hermione.

Known booksEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the fourth floor

Class 67 · Cuthbert Binns's office · Fourth Floor balcony · Fourth Floor Corridor · Fourth Floor hospital tower corridor · Hogwarts Library · Mirror of Erised storage room · Restricted Section · Study Area

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the fourth floor

Barking Mad Male Gargoyle · Brutus Scrimgeour · Edward Rabnott · Hengist of Woodcroft · Landscape with trees · Temeritus Shanks

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki