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For other uses, see Door (disambiguation).

The Swinging Door Lock is an inventory item from the Baldi's Basics series.


The Swinging Door Lock is a photo-realistic lock with silvery-tinted colors and a somewhat rectangular yellow sticker.


The Swinging Door Lock when used.

Its only use is to lock any swinging door in the Schoolhouse or Super Schoolhouse, hence the name. It prevents any character, including the player, from getting through the door from either side. When the Swinging Door Lock is applied to the door, Baldi and the other characters who are trying to get to the player will try to find another way to them. The Swinging Door Lock can only stay on the swinging door for 30 seconds, but for the player, it is most useful if they have more notebooks and they are running away from Baldi, unless he finds a shortcut to the player.


Main gameplay


Swinging Door Lock found in-game.

Swinging Door Lock in Johnny's Store.

The Swinging Door Lock items are mostly located in faculty rooms. It is also one of the rewards after completing field trips. The player can buy the Swinging Door Lock for 100 You Thought Points.

Endless Mode - Medium

A Swinging Door Lock can be found in a faculty room near the middle of the map next to the classroom that is close to the playground.


  • In the Grapple Challenge, there are five Swinging Door Lock items in each faculty room.

Other appearances


  • The Swinging Door Lock probably looks similar to an old English padlock.
Baldi's Basics Plus
  • If the player locks a swinging door while being pursued by Baldi (assuming he is on the other side), when he begins to move down a different route, if the player doesn't make any sounds after the Swinging Door Lock expires, Baldi will continue his current path, despite the new (shorter) one opening up. However, Baldi will still chase the player through the shortcut if they are seen after it expires.
Baldi's Basics Classic/Birthday Bash
  • The item's name is "Yellow Door Lock" possibly due to fact that the swinging doors are yellow.
  • For some reason, getting out-of-bounds before collecting 2 notebooks reveals that one swinging door at that time has a Swinging Door Lock in the dark hallway. This may mean that the three swinging doors near where the player starts were originally going to have the lock texture if the player had collected less than 2 notebooks.
    • Strangely enough, by inserting a Swinging Door Lock into the player's inventory (using hacks) before obtaining the 2nd notebook, it can be used on any swinging door except that one door.
    • If the Swinging Door Lock was used on any swinging door except the already locked door before collecting 2 notebooks, it will stay on that door until 2 notebooks are collected, further proving this theory.


Baldi's Basics Plus
  • Rarely, the lock image on the swinging door does not appear even if using this item.
Baldi's Basics Classic
  • In V1.4, there is a glitch that caused the three swinging doors in the starting hallway to be unlockable. This was fixed in V1.4.1.


Baldi's Basics Plus
Classic/Birthday Bash