Being in a library and looking through books is a common dream setting when you are changing your thinking or re-evaluating the past. In a sense you are looking through the ideas you have placed on the shelf, revisiting them to see what is necessary for the future and what should be discarded. If you are looking through books with the parent or in relation to the parent, you are examining their influences on your thinking. Seeing something in writing is often the first step in integrating a new idea into consciousness. The type of book will give you an idea of what part of your thinking is changing. See also Houses and Buildings.