Be prepared, “The Library” is by far the toughest school sequence in all of Outlast 2. If you’re lost in the library maze, see how to make it out alive right here.

As the name suggests, Blake spends most of this section navigating a dream-like library. The books multiply, and the hallways bend and warp at odd angles as you desperately try to escape from the incoming monstrosity. There’s no easy solution, and it’s very easy to get lost.

The demon doesn’t play fair. If you’re afraid of getting caught and need to know how to get out of the library (and beyond) we’ve got all the step-by-step instructions you’ll need below.

Survive the opening hours with The Escapist’s Outlast 2 Beginner’s Guide, with 11 tips to help you escape the citizens of Temple Gate.

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Judges Pt. 4: The Library

Back in the dream, you’ll appear hanging from a ledge outside a window. Shimmy right and pull yourself up into the open window to reach a classroom. Exit through the open door into the hall, and approach the courtyard windows straight ahead. You’ll get a good view of hanging Jess – many, many hanging Jess’s.

Go right, and turn left at the bloody crucifix. Enter the dark hall and go through the open doors on the left to reach another view of the hanging bodies. Across the way, there’s a second floor classroom with the lights on. Continue down the windowed hall and enter the dark classroom with the television. Exit through the door on the far side.

In the hallway, enter the Girl’s Bathroom and open the door to the stall with the blood stained floor. The inside is scribbled with Jess’s name. Back in the hallway, the double doors on the left are now unlocked. Continue until you reach the library.

Here’s where things get tough. The door to the office is blocked by the demonic presence. Run into the library stacks, and you’ll find yourself trapped in a deadly maze. Shadows of the demon will appear, but they aren’t dangerous. You only have to worry about the physical creature itself.

In the stacks, continue until you reach a seating area. The demon will appear in the distance. Backtrack, and you’ll find yourself blocked by a wall. This is a trick – backtrack again to the seating area, and you’ll find the demon is gone. Rush over the pile of books.

Ahead, enter the brightly lit study room. There’s a bandage here if you need it. Otherwise, leave and turn left. Run into the warped hallway, and the demon will appear – retreat! Back in the library, circle around the shelves on the left and look for a narrow passage to squeeze inside. Reach that, and you’ll escape the dream.

This is just the start of our full walkthrough for Outlast 2. Check out the rest of the parts as we continue to update in the Table of Contents above.

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