I built a library underground, and just a few day ago I went there and 90% of the bookshelves (wood) was gone. My friend said that it was an enderman! Can that be true? How can I protect against it?

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    Is there lava near your library? – Ben Brocka Apr 18 '12 at 1:05
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    Were you playing on a server? you most likely got griefed. – HTDutchy Apr 19 '12 at 8:26

Enderman can't move wooden blocks or bookcases assuming you're on the latest version. They have a limited block set. IF you want to protect against Endermen keep the surrounding area bright, but they have a habit of teleporting into bright areas. But as I said, Endermen wouldn't do this.

As noted elsewhere, it's possible lava burned stuff up; if you hear lava inside the library, dig out 2 blocks in everyway from the inside wall of the library and lava shouldn't be able to reach your wodden walls.

If you're playing on a server I'd suspect another player and/or a fire that got out of hand.

  • I'd say just "and", if it's a server... – Unionhawk Apr 18 '12 at 0:08
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    If it's deep underground, my money is on lava-sparked fire. Just listen for the lava bubbling sound. – gnovice Apr 18 '12 at 0:38
  • Good point. I encountered a stronghold library with lava flowing through it once... – Unionhawk Apr 18 '12 at 12:19
  • I had lava, I never thought that that would ever happen thanks for the help! – Lidia Apr 18 '12 at 18:19
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    @Lidia lava's burning/damage physics are still sort of weird I believe. Remember you can mark an answer as accepted with the checkmark at the side of the answer – Ben Brocka Apr 18 '12 at 18:37

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