Disappearing Books Glitch
Just a heads up, there seems to be a glitch with the Library Wing expansion where books placed on the shelf will occasionally disappear when you go to access the shelf. I had a full library, and when I accessed a full shelf to find a particular book more easily, it said that the shelf had room for 6 more books. Exiting the shelf inventory screen, the bookshelf restacked the books - but with only half of what I had originally placed.
This happened at the Lakeview Manor in Falkreath. Not sure if other plots are affected, though I would assume so. I haven't noticed it affecting any other containers, and it may be linked to the glitch which causes furnishings you've already created at a workbench to reappear on the list. If you have any rare books on display (Mythic Dawn Commentaries, Annals of the Dragonguard, Malyn Varen's Grimoire, The Dreamstride, etc), be careful of how you manage your library. Doesn't seem to affect books read from the shelf, or taken thereafter, but if you want to place it back on the shelf it may be wise to just empty the entire shelf in similar manner and then re-stack it via accessing the shelf. — Unsigned comment by 188.8.131.52 (talk) at 22:06 on 9 September 2012
-Books disappearing from bookshelves-
I noticed a bookshelf glitch/bug with disappearing books.*<see below> I'm using 360, and I have Hearthfire installed. The only plot I've bought/built on is Lakeview Manor, which is where I'm experiencing the problem, so i dont know if this is an issue with all bookshelves everywhere, or just Hearthfire shelves. Putting books in the shelves is no problem, also I can read and subsequently take books from the shelves, however, after the shelf is loaded with books, if I "Activate Bookshelf", it says there is/are only 1 to 1/2 the amount of books i originally stored on the shelf. When I then back out of the book store/take screen, it does that "re-shelve" action, only shelving the books it wrongly said were there. ex: If I can store a max. 11 books per shelf, I store them and back out, it "shelves" all 11, and I can see, read and take all 11. Then if I activate the shelf again, it will only show 1-6 books (randomized...?), back out, and it will "shelf" those 1-6 books. This appears to be a problem with every shelf not only in the library, but also the two tier shelf in the hallway. Now that i think of it, the shelf in the hallway seemed to work fine before I installed Hearthfire.
The only workaround I've found so far, is to read the books directly off the shelf, and subsequently take them, which can be very time consuming. There is a shortcut to this, which is have a follower take the books from the shelves, since that only takes one "click". However, followers seem to not be able to reach the top shelves of four-tier shelves, so you'll have to take these books yourself. You also want to make sure you aren't standing directly in the followers way, because they will refuse if they can't reach past you.
Right now I'm reorganizing my shelves, getting rid of duplicates, and putting them back on the shelves in alphabetical order, since they seem to "store" fine, but BEWARE using the command "Activate Bookshelf". (although you don't have to worry about commanding a follower to "Activate Bookshelf", because they will simply refuse.
- I'm having the same problem, in lakeview manor. The way you can tell you're going to have the bug is that it tell you that you can place a crazy number of books on a shelf. (highest i've seen is 23) — Unsigned comment by 184.108.40.206 (talk) at 03:56 on 29 August 2013
It happens in all the houses on all the book shelves. I own both lakeveiw manor, and windstad, and have had books disappear from both. I only have the one library. Honeyside is affected in my game as well. Plus the book shelves won't display the books properly either; they're always fallen over and inside each other. Waste of a wing, if you ask me. I play on PS3 legendary, no unofficial content. 220.127.116.11 16:48, 24 September 2013 (GMT)
I'm playing skyrim 3rd time now with all dlc's and this happens the first time. I built Winstad manor, then added library and fully upgraded it. When I activate any bookshelf the game says that I can put only 3 books, despite the bookshelf being completely empty. I tried to re enter the house, saving and reloading, but it didn't help. Any ideas? — Unsigned comment by Alkash123 (talk • contribs) at 15:13 on 10 November 2013