Recent discussions about whether a lab was required to study from a text (my two pence: no, but it can help) made me wonder about labs that were specialized to only be used for one purpose, in this case, writing and copying books. Thus, submitted for your approval:
This well-lit room is dominated by a massive writing desk. Nearby sits a large wax tablet, which can be set into an impression on one leaf of the desk for clearer copying. An animated book stand hovers nearby, darting in whenever the scribe requires new materials, or to set aside his current manuscript.
Virtues and Flaws: Greater Feature (Desk; +3 Texts); Magic Item (The Bookstand of Hespera; +2 Texts); Basic; Greater Focus (Desk; +4 Texts); Missing Ingredients x5 (all 10 Forms)
Characteristics: Size 0, Refinement 0, General Quality -5, Upkeep -5, Safety 0, Warping 0, Health 0, Aesthetics 3
Specializations: Texts 9
This laboratory is mostly used by apprentices or scribes, as the Texts specialization adds +3 to their Profession: Scribe or Language when copying or writing Lab Texts and books. The scriptorium could be upgraded to a working laboratory simply by spending a season to remove the Basic flaw, and the necessary silver to replace the Missing Ingredients; the Focus would still be problematic, however. As it is the laboratory is kept intentionally understocked as it's not intended to be used for any purpose other than study. The main advantage of the lab's construction is that it requires no input from magi; it can be built in three seasons (1 for the lab, 2 for the Greater Focus) by any character with a Magic Theory of 3 or higher.