"Hmmm," he ponders for a moment, then rises from his seat and motions you to follow him. "Let's move to a more comfortable location. Have you had lunch yet?" (It is actually late afternoon, quite late for lunch but far too early for dinner.)
The portly redcap leads you to a well-appointed but not overly luxuous lobby, with a few Roman loungers and low tables. Soon enough, servants have brought some cheese, grapes, wine and cold meats. The redcap sets himself on one of the loungers, and signals the two magi to do the same. Then he gets down to business.
"So, you would like to bring some books with you to the chapter house. That is certainly possible, although it would not be one of the summae made available are the standard sutdy texts. Fengheld has an established policy of only allowed the less-valuable books to leave its walls. But I am sure we have plenty of somewhat older books that you could borrow, if you want. They may not be quite as good as the current texts, but should still provide you with valuable knowledge. It would also save you from having to scribe a copy yourself, though that is of course an option if you wish to invest the time."
"Lab texts are less of an issue. Provided that we have the text available, you can borrow it for a few seasons. So long as you return it to the library on time, you can study it or make a copy."