Most books provide back story or cover lore material. However, there are two special types of books:
- Spell Tomes: opening the book for the first time teaches you a spell
- Quest Books: books that are needed for or related to quests
These special books are each listed on their own individual page.
Standard books in the game are all placed in one of five leveled lists, as provided in the book list in the Type column and also listed on each individual book page.
The primary use of the book type is for books found in randomly-generated loot, including containers and some enemies. These random books are level-dependent, as specified in the following table. The selection is also weighted to make List 0 books the most common books even at high levels. For example, at level 15 you have a 4 in 9 chance of finding List 0 books, a 3 in 9 chance of finding List 1 books, and a 2 in 9 chance of finding List 2 books.
|Book Leveled List||Level||Chances||Out of|
Most books sitting out on bookshelves or lying around are randomly-generated. They are usually generated from a list named CYRLItemBookClutter, which represents various books from Skyrim and Cyrodiil in a combination of lists 0-2.
- All books have a weight of 1.
- 38 books are listed in this table.