The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Bookshelves in the Archmage's Quarters
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Dec 7, 2012 @ 12:15am
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Bookshelves in the Archmage's Quarters

For some infuriating reason, the Archmage of the COLLEGE of Winterhold doesnt have a set of shelves for books inhis room. Everything in the arcaneum is locked so its not like you actually have any kind of functioning library. Well, thanks to Eldiabs modder's resource (, I've fixed that.

This is a minimalist mod that only moves and adds things, no deleting. The bookshelves are where the table with the troll skull and the two chairs used to be, while the table has been moved to the other side ofthe garden, against the wall. See the screenshots. One hanging moss has also been moved over, but still works.

This mod will likely conflict with any mod that significantly alters the Archmage's Quarters. I searched around and, while I found some over-the-top mods that add a forge and a marketplace and mannequins and a nail salon and an Arby's... there were none that JUST added the goddamned bookshelves. Subscribe if you're just looking for a proper place to store books, as it should have been -- you're the Archmage for christ sake.

And you know what else pisses me off? There actually ARE bookshelves there but, instead of storing books, they have a bunch of random useless crap on them. One shelf has 5 human skulls on it. The hell is that for? Am I a serial killer or something? Another shelf has socks or some ♥♥♥♥ on it and another one has a bunch of apples. It's stupid. Goddamnit why are there animal heads over the bed? Am I the archmage or ted ♥♥♥♥ing nugent? And what the ♥♥♥♥ is the deal with all the empty baskets? Am I stockpiling a year's supply of nothing? And what did they place where they COULD have put some book shelves? A troll-skull-discussion nook, of course. Gotta have a place to sit with a friend and discuss a troll skull. Pffffffffffffft. Whatever.
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SlipNUT Aug 20, 2016 @ 7:31am 
Disco Infernal Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:47am 
Great mod! I have one issue though...I can't actually use the shelves. I go up to them, press 'E' to "Activate Bookshelves" and nothing. I can't actually use them. Any suggestions, because I do really love this very simple mod (and I very much need a place to store all my books)
Yellowtrousers Apr 6, 2015 @ 3:42am 
What was Bethesda thinking?? "archmagers quoters... bookshelve? NOPE."

Finally, somebody who sees some sense!! Thankyou!!
Cmoileroi Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:24am 
is saw a mod which shows a hidden library in Witherun, in the castle of the jarl (can't remind me its name...). The library is huge and contains the whole spells books, and magic books.
Is it this mode ?
(sorry for my bad ehglish)
mars elliot ? Aug 23, 2014 @ 5:17pm 
nvm, im a goober. ^_^
mars elliot ? Aug 23, 2014 @ 4:54pm 
This mod is the bomb diggity (as was the desc.) but I can't activate the bookshelves! I tried in and out of SKSE, but they simply won't work.

Is this a bug, or some fault of my savegame?
a.rigbyjones May 3, 2014 @ 1:07am 
I was nearly crying with laughter when I read the description. It really bothered me that the Archmage of the bloody College wouldn't have bookshelves in their room (or that even being an Archmage-Champion-of-Herma-Mora-wizard-alchemist-enchanter-archaeologist-recoverer-of-lost-artefacts-etc, nobody comes and asks me, "Do you need a place to stash all those tomes you're lugging round, Archmage?"). Thank you for this mod!
kurtrhinehart Mar 22, 2014 @ 5:06am 
A very useful mod that ties well with the theme of the room. Excellent.

Kurt Rhinehart.
martymartman59 Dec 28, 2013 @ 9:53pm 
Nearly pi♥♥ed my pants when I read this. Arby's. Love it. Thanks!
Thora Troas Dec 18, 2013 @ 9:40pm 
Good, that is also something that bothered me. Good rant btw. Also rant-worthy is the fact that the Archmages room has no doors! I swear, no door...the first time I got the room to myself a year ago or so, I was soo pissed at that. Basically anyone can intrude on the "headmaster" of the Mages College... ><;