It is useful only as Rock-It Launcher ammunition in Fallout 3. In Fallout: New Vegas, however, it can be used (via the Book Chute in the add-on Old World Blues) to make blank books which can be used in skill book recipes to make skill books. With the Voracious Reader perk, they can be used to create skill magazines as well. They can be found in many locations in both games, predominantly in houses and libraries.
- 139 in Blackhall Manor in Point Lookout.
- 76 in Calvert Mansion.
- 128 in the lobby of Arlington Library.
- 54 on Springvale school's ground floor.
- 54 in Chryslus Building's reception area.
- 54 in the Museum of History's office area.
Fallout: New Vegas
- 36 in the H&H Tools Factory.
- 28 in the Bison Steve Hotel in Primm.
- 27 on a bookshelf in one of the Nelson houses, together with 60 small destroyed books, 46 small scorched books and 25 small ruined books.