Setting the books to the side for now, I will ask the apparently magic sighted elf to point out any distinct sources of magic in the room so we can separate it from the rest.
I'll be cautious in opening containers, using twine and sticks to do so from as much of a distance as is practical.
While we're at it, I'll keep an eye out for any large cloths or pieces of canvas that could be used for a makeshift burial shroud.Out of Character:
I'd have made a point of getting an overview on the alphabets of any languages available in the library, so I have at least a shot at identifying them in the field. Any luck there?