Reading a skill book permanently raises the corresponding skill by one point (two if you've taken the Comprehension perk). Most skill books are considered to have no owner even when present with someone's belongings (so they can be safely taken without loss of Karma). Any that are considered to be owned will be noted below.
|Name||Skill||# Locations||Base ID|
|Big Book of Science||Science||25-∞||0003403c|
|Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual||Sneak||25||00034045|
|D.C. Journal of Internal Medicine||Medicine||25||00034043|
|Duck and Cover!||Explosives||25||0006a80c|
|Grognak the Barbarian||Melee Weapons||25||00034040|
|Guns and Bullets||Small Guns||25||0003403e|
|Lying, Congressional Style||Speech||24-25||00034044|
|Motivational Secrets of the Stars||Speech||0||0002d3a3|
|Nikola Tesla and You||Energy Weapons||25||00034041|
|Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor||Barter||23-24||00034042|
|U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes||Big Guns||25-∞||00034048|
Note that, depending on your gameplay choices, one copy of the following skill books may become unobtainable:
- Big Book of Science and Lying, Congressional Style if you disarm the bomb during The Power of the Atom.
- Nikola Tesla and You and Lying, Congressional Style if you detonate the bomb during The Power of the Atom.
- Guns and Bullets if you do not pick the Lawbringer perk.
- Lying, Congressional Style if you do not pick the Contract Killer perk.