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0010310Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Visitorspublic2017-10-19 03:212017-10-19 16:14
king doom 
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0010310: Scholars 'Borrow' your books and scrolls
Just had a sholar visit, he spent awhile talking about geneology with my own dwarves, picked up a copy of a book I'd bought from the caravan and legged it off the map!
Assuming it wasn't a bizzare one off, have a library with a bookcase, books, tables and chairs. Wait for a visiting scholar and keep an eye on what he's carrying when he leaves.
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duplicate of 0009221confirmed Dwarfu Visiting scholars leave with fortress books/scrolls/copies/codices 
Issue History
2017-10-19 03:21king doomNew Issue
2017-10-19 06:12king doomNote Added: 0036799
2017-10-19 07:31PatrikLundellNote Added: 0036800
2017-10-19 16:14LociRelationship addedduplicate of 0009221
2017-10-19 16:14LociStatusnew => resolved
2017-10-19 16:14LociResolutionopen => duplicate
2017-10-19 16:14LociAssigned To => Loci

king doom   
2017-10-19 06:12   
Adding this to say nope, it's not a one off - just saw another scholar leave the map with one of my new codex in his greedy little hands. Seems like they pick them up to read them and never put them down again.
2017-10-19 07:31   
It's a known issue (but I haven't searched to see if there's a bug report, although there ought to be). Visiting scholars sometimes leave the map with the last book they read (they drop the others). They also sometimes write books they don't take with them. You win some and you lose some.