The Library

Describe the smells in one of these places: a church, a hospital waiting room, a public bathroom, a library. (In 3-4 paragraphs or 1 poem.)
Early in the morning
Enter the old building
Walls of stone and mortar
The lobby smells like a damp cave
Moving into the library itself
The odors of dust and paper waft through the air
The smells are mostly clean
A fragrance of a strong wood oil
On the freshly cleaned shelves
A familiar scent of old paper hits
Scents that only a library can produce
The building smells of knowledge and academia
The building smells black and white