Mention also is made elsewhere in dealing with monastic art of the usages of the scriptoria.
The scriptoria were manufactories of books and not centres of learning.
The scriptoria of the monasteries were the places where the transcribing and illuminating of MSS.
For much curious information about scriptoria and monastic libraries, see Maitlands Dark Ages, quoted above.
These two scriptoria were, at a later date, to become the nursery of English illumination.
"writing room," 1774, from Late Latin scriptorium "place for writing," noun use of neuter of Latin scriptorius "pertaining to writing," from Latin scriptus, past participle of scribere "to write" (see script (n.)).