Irma Pince
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Librarian at Hogwarts[2]

Madam Irma Pince was the thin, irritable, aggressive librarian of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry[2]. Although she was reluctant to let students touch the books, she would grudgingly assist those who asked her explicitly for help[4].

Physical appearanceEdit

Madam Pince was extremely thin and looked like an underfed vulture[5], with a hooked nose, sunken cheeks and parchment-like skin[3].

Personality and traitsEdit

Pince was an extremely able librarian, although she was very possessive of her books, brandishing her feather duster at students and interrogating them at random[2] and showing great reluctance to release books from her care[5].


Argus FilchEdit

It was not a secret to the students of Hogwarts that Madam Pince and Argus Filch, the caretaker, shared romantic attraction and were in a relationship[3]. The two attended Albus Dumbledore's funeral together and stood side by side in the Entrance Hall holding hands, he in an ancient, mothball-scented black suit and she in a black veil that fell to her knees[6].


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. She is referred to as 'Madam' as opposed to 'Madame', which is only done for unmarried women; no ring is seen on her finger in the films; and the students suspect she is attracted to Argus Filch.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 12 (The Mirror of Erised)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 30 (The White Tomb)

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