Skill Books are called magazines in Starfield, and picking them up gives you a permanent skill bonus. You don’t even need to carry around these books, and you can even sell them if you want. There are a variety of skill bonuses, ranging from reduced fall damage to increased carrying capacity. So it is a good idea to find these magazines while exploring through the galaxy. In this Starfield guide, we go over skill book locations where you can find these magazines and their bonuses.

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All Skill Book Locations In Starfield And Their Bonuses

The following are all the skill books in Starfield, where you can find them, and the bonuses for collecting each one.

Note: This table is a work in progress. We will update it with new locations as we find the skill books.

Skill BookPlanet/MoonLandmarkLocationBonus
Vanguard Space Tactics 01Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, MASTUse the elevator at MAST to the Vanguard Orientation Hall. Go to the end and into the exam room. It is on the bench in the locker room.+5% ship missile damage
Vanguard Space Tactics 02Mars, SolCydonia, Red Devils HQOn the lab table near the bottom of the stairs.+5% ship energy weapon damage
Va’Ruun Scripture 01Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, SpaceportUC Security Office jail cells. On the floor by the bed of an unlocked cell.+1% sneak bonus
+5% sneak attack damage
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Va’Ruun Scripture 03
Va’Ruun Scripture 04
Va’Ruun Scripture 05
Va’Ruun Scripture 06New Atlantis, House Va‚ÄôRunn EmbassyAccessible when following the intercom voice during mission “Friend’s Like These”. Located on a square table near the benchpress and sofa.+1% sneak bonus
+5% sneak attack damage
UC Defense Manual 01Niira, Narion1-of-a-Kind SalvageOn the middle bench. Above ammo box. On the upper floor of the 1-of-a-Kind Salvage building.Buffs magazine size and weapon bash critical hit chance for all allied armament guns.
UC Defense Manual 02Chphonia, WolfThe DenOn a shelf in UC sleeping quarters.Buffs magazine size and weapon bash critical hit chance for all allied armament guns.
UC Defense Manual 03Mars, SolCydonia, ResidentialOn the table in the UC Marine Barracks.Buffs magazine size and weapon bash critical hit chance for all allied armament guns.
Trackers Primer 01Indum II, IndumPilgrim’s RestCan be obtained during mission “Unity”. Located behind the locked room, on the table.+5% ballistic weapon damage
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Trackers Primer 03Porrima III, PorrimaRed MileOn a circular glass table in the bedroom with blood on the bed. Head up the stairs of Red Mile.+5% EMweapon damage
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Trackers Primer 05Vectera, NarionArgos Extractors Mining OutpostPart of the “Back to Vectera” mission. Head in the building to fix the computer. Find a room with bunk beds. Located on the table in the middle of the center bunk unit.+5% EMweapon damage
The New Atlantian 01Tau Ceti II, Tau CetiTau Gourmet Production Center, Building near landing spotNear ground floor entrance. On bench alongside ammo boxes.Recipe for The Deep food item.
The New Atlantian 02Voss, Alpha CentauriStarstation RE-939After docking, head up the stairs and into the Comms Center. Head through the door labeled “living”. Head up and through the door opposite the stairs. Turn right into the security room. Located on a table alongside the computer.Recipe for Panache food item.
The New Atlantian 03Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, ResidentialOn balcony table that you can access via Pioneer Tower’s restaurant.Recipe for the Astral Sliders food item.
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The New Atlantian 05Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, The WellIn Kay’s House restaurant. Go up the stairs and find the magazine on a wooden desk.Recipe for Shepherd’s Pie.
Solomon’s Adventures 01Akila, CheyenneAkila City, Coe EstateIn the bedroom on the beside table.+5% weapon damage at night.
Solomon’s Adventures 02Montara Luna, CheyenneWaggoner Farm, FarmhouseFrom your ship, head left and through the door of the farmhouse. Head up the stairs and into the room to the left of the spacesuit workbench. The skill book is on the cabinet near the bunk beds.+5% melee weapon critical damage.
Peak Performance 01Jemison, Alpha CentauriThe EyeAlongside the water cooler in the weightlifting room at Facilities F01 entrance.+5kg carrying capacity.
Nova Galactic Manual 01Cassiopeia I, ETA CassiopeiaSarah’s Crash SiteStart Sarah’s personal quest to get to “Sarah’s Crash Site” landmark. Head into the small escape shuttle and look down. The book is on top of a small while object.-1% fuel needed for grav jump.
Nova Galactic Manual 02Luna, SolNova Galactic StaryardHead up the stairs, where the white spaceship is being constructed. The skill book is on the table on the top floor.-1% fuel needed for grav jump.
Nova Galactic Manual 03Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, MASTGo to the Cabinet Chambers via the MAST building elevator. On the Interstellar Affairs floor, you will find the skill book on the coffee table in Deputy Elisabeth Maclntyre’s office.-1% fuel needed for grav jump.
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Neon Nights 02Volii Alpha, VoliNeon, Astral LoungeHead to the Tade Tower at the end of Neon Core hub. Head up the stairs to get into Astral Lounge. Take the elevator to the VIP section. Check booth 1. The book is on a round glass table.Recipe for the chem S.T.E.V.E
Neon Nights 03Volii Alpha, VoliNeon, CeltCorpHead to the Tade Tower at the end of Neon Core hub. Take the elevator on the ground floor to CeltCorp. The book is on a sofa in the back.Recipe for the chem 02 Shot.
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Neon Nights 05Volii Alpha, VoliNeon, Xenofresh Corporate HQHead to the Tade Tower at the end of Neon Core hub. Take the elevator on the ground floor to Xenofresh Corporate HQ. The book is in the lobby, on the table to the right of Amanda.Recipe for AddiJack
Mining Monthly Issue 01Piazzi IV-C, PiazzAbandoned MineTo the left of the deep cave building. On a desk in a small building with an airlock entrance.+2% tool-grip weapon damage
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Mining Monthly Issue 04
Mining Monthly Issue 05
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Mining Monthly Issue 07Mars, SolCydonia, ResidentialInside the Miner’s Quarts, on a dining table.+2% tool-grip weapon damage
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Mining Monthly Issue 10Tau Ceti VIII-b, Tau CetiDeserted Robotics LabCan be accessed during the mission “Into The Unknown”. While in the lab, head into the break room and then the room on the right. The skill book is on the table between the white and orange chairs.+2% tool-grip weapon damage
Gunslinger’s Guide 01Akila, CheyenneAkila City, The RockOutside of Marshall Daniel Blake’s office. Between two red chairs.+5 reload and draw speed for Laredo weapons
Gunslinger’s Guide 02Akila, CheyenneAkila City, Sinclair’s BooksOn a tall wooden table to the right of the store’s entrance.+5 reload and draw speed for Laredo weapons
Gunslinger’s Guide 03Polvo, ValoHopetown, Freestar Rangers buildingHead right from the spaceport to find the Freestar Rangers building. The magazine is on the chairs to the right.+5 reload and draw speed for Laredo weapons
Gunslinger’s Guide 04Volii Alpha, VoliiNeon, Freestar Rangers buildingHead up after entering the building. The magazine is on the gable alongside the bed.+5 reload and draw speed for Laredo weapons
Gunslinger’s Guide 05Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, Freestar Rangers EmbassyUse the elevator to get to the main part of the building. the skill book is on a glass table in the small room at the top of the stairs.+5 reload and draw speed for Laredo weapons
Freestar Captain’s Log 01
Freestar Captain’s Log 02
Freestar Captain’s Log 03Akila, CheyenneAkila City, ConsulateLocated on round glass table in the room behind Aaron.+5kg carrying capacity
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 01Volii Alpha, VoliiNeon, Slayton AerospaceHead to the trade tower at the end of the Core hub and use the elevator to get to Slayton Aerospace. The magazine is located on a coffee table on the left of the lobby.Adds bankable auto-attempt for hacking.
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 02Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, The WellFound on a desk in Apex Electronics store.+5% critical damage buff for laser weapons.
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Cyber Runner’s Cipher 04Volii Alpha, VoliiNeon, Volii HotelRent a room to get a key for access to the second floor of the hotel. The skill book is on the table.Adds bankable auto-attempt for hacking.
Constellation Guide 01Jemison, Alpha CentauriNew Atlantis, The LodgeLocated on a standing desk near the artifacts in the main room of the lodge.-5% fall damage.
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Constellation Guide 03Cassiopeia, ETA CassiopeiaDauntless Crew’s Crash SiteContinue Sarah’s companion mission to unlock “Dauntless Crew’s Crash Site”. The skill book is on the dining table in the middle of the building.-15% O2 usage when moving while overencumbered.
Constellation Guide 04Deepala, NarionThe ClinicAccessible during mission “Surgical Strike”. The magazine located on the table between the seats on the left of the reception.Accessible during mission “Surgical Strike”. The magazine is located on the table between the seats on the left of the reception.
Combatech Catalog 01
Combatech Catalog 02Phobos, SolUC Vigilance shipOn a table and under a monitor in a side room of the Operations Center.Range and accuracy buff for CombaTech weapons.
Combatech Catalog 03Polvo, ValoHopetown, Best DefenseHead right at the spaceport and find the Best Defense building. The book is on a shelf alongside ammo containers in the store.Range and accuracy buff for CombaTech weapons.

These are all the skill books, AKA magazines in Starfield, where you can find them (locations) and their bonuses. To learn more about the game, check out our guide on Earth Landmarks. For more content, check out our Starfield guides hub.

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