I am in the area where theres a bunch of buttons in a circle around a center column. Its at what i believe to be near the end of the game (after all library related puzzles)
Ah I see, you just have to step on the right button and wait a couple of seconds 'till the door opens.
none of them appear to be working..
i just stepped on the spider and it opened a door. I hope I got the right part of the game.
That's weird, I just tried again and it seems to work fine here. Once you step on the button yuou should hear a clicking noise followed by a door opening (if it's the correct button). As SuperJBGAMER has mentioned the correct button is the one that roughly looks like s spider. It is one of the two buttons on the same side as the green exit door is.
see SuperJBGamers video: (Minute 46:38)
You might want to stop the video soon after to avoid spoilers.