Finding all the Starfield skill book locations will take quite a long time, and magazines are easy to miss while you’re looting an area. Fortunately, we have a list of where you can find almost every magazine in the game and earn its associated buff. That is, if you don’t want to use console command cheats to get all the skills books. Some of the magazines will be found in random locations and some of the skill books will change their position in new game plus runthroughs. Still, it seems that these locations will have some skill book, even if it isn’t that’s listed below.
Starfield skill book and magazine locations list
- CombaTech Catalog 01 – Found in Guilty Parties quest from Ryujin Industries in Syndicate Hideout at Frankie’s in Neon City Ebbside.
- CombaTech Catalog 02 – Found on Phobos in UC Vigilance by joining UC or committing a crime
- CombaTech Catalog 03 – Go to Polvo in Valo system and go to Hopetown’s Inside Best Defense shop.
- CombaTech Catalog 04 – Found during Breach of Contract quest in an Hephaestus mine on Gagarin.
- CombaTech Catalog 05 – Head to the Procyon III and go to the Forgotten Mech Graveyard.
- Constellation Guide 01 – On the circular ring table around the Artifacts in The Lodge
- Constellation Guide 02 – Spawns randomly in an Abandoned Research Tower
- Constellation Guide 03 – Spawns randomly in an Abandoned Orbit Station
- Constellation Guide 04 – Head to the space station in the Deepala planet in the Narion system. This magazine is inside the clinic room.
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Cyber Runner’s Cipher
- Cyber Runner’s Cipher 01 – Found in Neon City at the Slayton Aerospace office in the Business Tower.
- Cyber Runner’s Cipher 02 – Found in the Apex Electronics store in The Well in New Atlantis.
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- Cyber Runner’s Cipher 04 – Inside the Volii Hotel at Neon City.
- Cyber Runner’s Cipher 05 – As part of the Sabotage quest for Ryujin Industries, this is in the Research Lab Room in Infinity Ltd. Corporate Headquarters.
Freestar Captain’s Log
- Freestar Captain’s Log 01 – Spawns randomly in a Helium Extraction Facility.
- Freestar Captain’s Log 02 – Found in a random Abandoned Mineral Refinery.
- Freestar Captain’s Log 03 – Head to the Freestar Collective Consulate near The Rock and you’ll find this magazine on a coffee table inside.
- Freestar Captain’s Log 04 – Spawns randomly at an Abandoned Research Outpost.
- Freestar Captain’s Log 05 – Located in the Mech Factor Command CEnter on Arcturus II , where you fight Paxton Hull during the Freestar Collective faction questline.
- GRUNT 01 – Looted on a corpse near the Red Mile Beacon on Porrima III.
- GRUNT 02 – Inside Seokguh Syndicate Hideout in Neon City as part of the Guilty Parties quest.
- GRUNT 03 – As part of the Deputized quest for the Freestar Collective, you will find this in a bandit camp next to the Waggoner Farm on Montara Luna.
- GRUNT 04 – In the Crimson Fleet space station that you visit as part of the Deep Cover UC Vanguard mission, you’ll find this magazine at the bar next to a ping pong table.
- GRUNT 05 – Found within Deserted Ecliptic Garrison on Beta Ternion II.
- GRUNT 06 – Spawns randomly in a Deserted Ecliptic Garrison.
- GRUNT 07 – Also spawns randomly, this time in an Abandoned Cryo Lab.
- GRUNT 08 – Found on a navigation table in long room near the end of the Failure to Communicate quest. It’s on a Retrofitted Starstation that orbits Piazzi VI-a.
- GRUNT 09 – In the UC Barracks in Cydonia. Can also be in Deserted Colony War Barracks in Shoza III.
- GRUNT 10 – Found at an Abandoned Military Facility on Planet Niira in the Narion system.
- Gunslinger’s Guide 01 – Located in The Rock in Akila City.
- Gunslinger’s Guide 02 – Found in Sinclair’s Books in Akila City.
- Gunslinger’s Guide 03 – Found in the Freestar Ranger’s Building in Hopetown that’s on Polvo in the Valo system.
- Gunslinger’s Guide 04 – In Neon City, this is in the Freestar Rangers Outpost.
- Gunslinger’s Guide 05 – During the Friends Like These quest as part of the UC Vanguard, you’ll find this in the Freestar Collective Embassy.
- Kryx’s Journal 01 – In the Back to Vectera quest, you’ll find this in a Crimson Fleet Outpost on Bessell III.
- Kryx’s Journal 02 – Found on Jaffa IV on the upper level of Vulture’s Roost.
- Kryx’s Journal 03 – In Vladimir’s House on Syrma VII-A after talking to him on The Eye in the main quest.
- Kryx’s Journal 04 – Inside The Lock in Kryx System, found in a locker in the shower room.
- Kryx’s Journal 05 – Next to the Gagarin Landing Pad on a workbench.
- Mining Monthly 01 – Part of the Into the Unknown quest, this is found within the Abandoned Mine where you meet Andreja to the left of the mine entrance.
- Mining Monthly 02 – Found in The Key Ingredient quest for Ryujin Industries in the CM STATION RC-1 on Carinae III-a.
- Mining Monthly 03 – Found in Gagarin Landing Bar on, well, Gagarin in Alpha Centauri system
- Mining Monthly 04 – Located in Cheyenne system in Abandoned Mining Complex on Akila
- Mining Monthly 05 – In another Abandoned Mining Complex on Ananke in the Olympus system
- Mining Monthly 06 – Found in the Abandoned Mining Complex on Deimos.
- Mining Monthly 07 – In Cydonia, go to the Deimos Miner Quarters in the Residential Quarters.
- Mining Monthly 08 – Found in Mining Complex on Eridani VI-A. Can also be found in an Abandoned Mine in Murphrid VI-D.
- Mining Monthly 09 – Inside the mines in New Homestead on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons.
- Mining Monthly 10 – In Hopetown, you’ll find this in the Science Facility.
- Neon Nights 01 – Head to Neon City and head to the Ryujin Industries Executive Floor.
- Neon Nights 02 – Also in Neon City, found in Astral Lounge VIP Booth 1 on the second floor.
- Neon Nights 03 – In the Neon City Business Tower, head up to Celtcorp.
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- Neon Nights 05 – Also in the Neon City Business Tower and go to the Xenofresh Corporation HQ.
Nova Galactic Manual
- Nova Galactic Manual 01 – Go to Cassopeiae I and find this inside Sarah’s shuttle.
- Nova Galactic Manual 02 – In the Nova Galactic Staryard located on Luna in the Sol system in a control room.
- Nova Galactic Manual 03 – Go to the MAST Building and head to the Cabinet Chambers floor. You’ll find this magazine in Deputy Elisabeth Macintyre’s office.
- Nova Galactic Manual 04 – On a random Deserted Freestar Collective Garrison.
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- Nova Galactic Manual 06 – Go to the Autonomous Staryard on the Volii Psi moon. This is in the last room on the upper floor.
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- Nova Galactic Manual 08 – Found in the Abandoned Science Complex on Planet Akila in Chyenne System.
- Nova Galactic Manual 09 – Located in an Abandoned Deimos Scrapyard in Guniibuu.
- Nova Galactic Manual 10 – Found in the Security Office at the Almagest Casino found on Nesoi in the Olympus System.
- Peak Performance 01 – Found on The Eye in the weight room.
- Peak Performance 02 – Spawns randomly at a UC Listening Post.
- Peak Performance 03 – Located at an Abandoned Military Complex in the Narion system.
- Peak Performance 04 – Inside the Sonny Di Falcos Estate on Maheo I where Sonny is.
- Peak Performance 05 – Found on a gym bench in Key Space station around Suvorov in the Kyrx system
- Solomon’s Adventures 01 – Go to the Coe Estate and you can find this in Coe’s bedroom.
- Solomon’s Adventures 02 – Found in Waggoner Farm on Montara in the Cheyenne system.
- Solomon’s Adventures 03 – Inside an Abandoned Mining Platform on Decaran VII-A.
- Solomon’s Adventures 04 – Located within a Research Facility in Eridani system.
- Solomon’s Adventures 05 – Found in Abandoned Mineral Refinery on Eridani III.
The New Atlantian
- The New Atlantian 01 – In Tau Gourmet Production Center on Tau Ceti II.
- The New Atlantian 02 – Found on Starstation RE-939 orbiting Voss on the third floor of the Comms Center.
- The New Atlantian 03 – Found in Pioneer Tower in New Atlantis.
- The New Atlantian 04 – Located within Eleos Retreat on Ixyll II.
- The New Atlantian 05 – Head to Kay’s Place restaurant in The Well in New Atlantis.
- Tracker’s Primers 01 – During Matters of the Hart companion quest for Sam Coe, you can find this in Victor Compound on McClure II.
- Tracker’s Primers 02 – Found in Pilgrim’s Rest on Indum II.
- Tracker’s Primers 03 – Found during the Freestar Rangers quest called On The Run, this is sitting in Red Mile upper floor on Porrima III.
- Tracker’s Primers 04 – On a workbench in an Abandoned Mining Outpost of Eridani II.
- Tracker’s Primers 05 – Located at a Argos Extractors Mining Outpost on Vectera in Narion system.
UC Defense Manual
- UC Defense Manual 01 – Found at 1-Of-A-KIND-SALVAGE on planet Niira in the Narion System. This is inside a room with 2 Turret MK1 stands
- UC Defense Manual 02 – Head to The Den and find a room with two bunk beds. Between them will be this skill book.
- UC Defense Manual 03 – Go to the UC Marine Barracks in the Residential area in Cydonia to find this magazine on a table.
- UC Defense Manual 04 – Spawns randomly at an Abandoned Weapon Outpost or Abandoned Weapon Station.
- UC Defense Manual 05 – Found in a random science facility with Crimson Fleet mercs. The magazine will be on a counter in the control room.
Vanguard Space Tactics
- Vanguard Space Tactics 01 – Located in the break room next to the Flight Simulator during the UC Vanguard faction quest.
- Vanguard Space Tactics 02 – Found in UC Vanguard quest Delivering Devils inside Red Devil’s bar in Cydonia.
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- Vanguard Space Tactics 05 – Inside The Sonder on a space station on Bessel II.
- Va’ruun Scripture 01 – Inside the UCSEC holding cells.
- Va’ruun Scripture 02 – Found within Abandoned Orbital Station on Earth.
- Va’ruun Scripture 03 – Inside Nova Galactic Staryard on Earth’s moon.
- Va’ruun Scripture 04 – Within Abandoned Orbital Station in Eridanii.
- Va’ruun Scripture 05 – In Abandoned Nova Galactic Staryard also on Earth’s moon.
- Va’ruun Scripture 06 – Found within Va’ruun Embassy in New Atlantis.
- Va’ruun Scripture 07 – Found inside Ka’Zaal Sulfur Mine on Ka’Zaal in the Nirah system.
- Va’ruun Scripture 08 – Located in a random Abandoned Hangar, usually on a the third floor of the building.
- Va’ruun Scripture 09 – Can be found in the sleeping quarters of an outlaw captain on Kumasi V-d.
- Va’ruun Scripture 10 – In Abandoned Mining Facility on Mars.
For the few magazines that we don’t have a location for, they will likely be found as random spawns.
Starfield Skill Book Location FAQ
A: It will take quite a long time to find all the Starfield skill book locations, and magazines are easy to miss while looting. However, there’s a comprehensive list available that provides locations for almost every magazine in the game.
A: If you prefer, you can use console command cheats to get all the skill books. However, if you’re looking for an authentic experience, the list can guide you to each location.
A: Some of the magazines can be found in random locations, and some skill books change their position in new game plus runthroughs. However, these locations will generally have a skill book, even if it might be a different one than listed.