Luke Halliday writes:
"Library Wars is an interesting manga for a number of reasons. First of all it is loosely based upon the highly popular light novels series of the same name. It also happens to be a shojo series which in and of itself is an interesting choice considering the high concept of the series. Perhaps the most interesting part of Library Wars is how it manages to be both simultaneously cliche ridden but also feeling absolutely fresh. It is a tight rope walk to say the very least but Kiiro Yumi manages to keep her balance throughout this entire first volume making for what is a great introduction to what looks to be an intrigue filled romantic tale of love and war."