Where to find every Speech skill book in Fallout: New Vegas
Where to find every Speech skill book in Fallout: New Vegas

There are 4 Speech skill books in the base game of Fallout: New Vegas, and 2 more in the Old World Blues and the Dead Money DLC respectively.

Quick tips before you start:

  • Get the Comprehension perk. The Comprehension perk will increase the number of skill points gained from each book. If you are planning on hunting down all of the skill books, this perk is a must-have.
  • Leaving the Sierra Madre will make the book in the Dead Money DLC unobtainable. Due to a design decision, the Sierra Madre cannot be re-entered after leaving it, so make sure you grab the book before you go.

Location 1: Cerulean Robotics

Cerulean Robotics is an abandoned robot factory located in Freeside.

Cerulean Robotics on the local map of Freeside | Fallout: New Vegas
Cerulean Robotics on the local map of Freeside

To find it, you’ll have to walk past the Freeside water supply, the Freeside train yard, and through a pile of rubble before reaching Cerulean Robotics.

Path to follow past the water source | Fallout: New Vegas
Path to follow past the water source
Direction of the rubble past the train station | Fallout: New Vegas
Direction of the rubble past the train station
Path in the rubble that leads to Cerulean Robotics | Fallout: New Vegas
Path in the rubble that leads to Cerulean Robotics
Entrance to Cerulean Robotics | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to Cerulean Robotics

Once you reach Cerulean Robotics, go inside.

Inside, you’ll see 2 doors in front of you, go through the left one.

Correct door | Fallout: New Vegas
Correct door

Once you go through the door, look to the right. You’ll see 3 rows of desks. The skill book will be lying behind the chair of the left desk in the middle row of the desks.

Correct desk | Fallout: New Vegas
Correct desk
The book behind the chair | Fallout: New Vegas
The book behind the chair

Location 2: Lucky Jim Mine

The Lucky Jim Mine is a small shack located just north of Ranger Station Echo.

Location of the Lucky Jim Mine on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
Location of the Lucky Jim Mine on the world map

Once you find the shack, go inside.

Entrance to the Lucky Jim Mine shack | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the Lucky Jim Mine shack

The book is located on the floor below the metal shelf in the far left corner of the building.

Skill book on the floor below the metal shelf | Fallout: New Vegas
Skill book on the floor below the metal shelf

Location 3: Brooks Tumbleweed Ranch

Brooks Tumbleweed Ranch is located in the far north of the map, located northwest of the Strip.

Brooks Tumbleweed Ranch on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
Brooks Tumbleweed Ranch on the world map

Once you’re at the ranch, go inside the main building.

The entrance to the main building | Fallout: New Vegas
The entrance to the main building

After you enter, you’ll see a flight of stairs right in front of you. Go up the stairs and turn left.

Stairs that lead to the second floor | Fallout: New Vegas
Stairs that lead to the second floor

Enter the last room.

The skill book in the final room | Fallout: New Vegas
The skill book in the final room

The book is located on the metal shelf in the far left corner of the room.

The skill book on the shelf | Fallout: New Vegas
The skill book on the shelf

Location 4: NCRCF Admin Building

The next book is located within the NCRCF.

The NCRCF on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
The NCRCF on the world map

Note that this entire area is filled with Powder Gangers. If you have a neutral reputation with them, you will be able to bribe the guard at the front gate to let you in. Otherwise, you’ll have to shoot your way through. 

Entrance to the NCRCF | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the NCRCF

Once you’re outside the NCRCF, you’ll need to bribe or kill Daves to get inside. If you kill him, the key to get inside the Visitor’s Center will be on his corpse.

Enter the Visitor’s Centre and go through the door in the far right of the building and exit out the door you’ll see at the end of the hallway.

Entrance to the hallway | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the hallway
Exit from the visitors center | Fallout: New Vegas
Exit from the visitors center

Turn right and enter the Admin Building.

Entrance to the Admin Building as seen from the Visitor’s Center door | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the Admin Building as seen from the Visitor’s Center door

Inside the admin building, walk through the door in the bars and turn left.

Exit to the hallway | Fallout: New Vegas
Exit to the hallway

You’ll see a staircase leading up. Go to the top floor and, if you are shooting your way through, watch out for Eddie, as he has a plasma pistol.

The door that leads to the stairs | Fallout: New Vegas
The door that leads to the stairs

On the second floor, you’ll see 2 doors in front of you, go through the left one.

The door that leads to the room with the skill book, as seen from the stairs | Fallout: New Vegas
The door that leads to the room with the skill book, as seen from the stairs

The table with the skill book will be in the far left corner.

Skill book on the table | Fallout: New Vegas
Skill book on the table

Location 5: The Tampico Theatre

The one in the Tapico Theatre is very easy to find due to its proximity to a main quest objective in one of the final quests of the Dead Money DLC.

Near the end of the DLC, you’ll be instructed to interact with a projector in the Tampico Theatre. Right behind the projector, there is a metal shelf with the book lying on it.

Holotape in the Tampico Theatre on the shelf behind the projector | Fallout: New Vegas
Holotape in the Tampico Theatre on the shelf behind the projector

Location 6: The Third Street Municipal Building

The last skill book is located in the Third-Street Municipal Building, within the Lonesome Road DLC.

The Third Street Municipal is located south of the Cave of Abbadon. You’ll pass by the Third Street Municipal Building while you follow the main quest of the DLC.

Location of the Third Street municipal building on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
Location of the Third Street municipal building on the world map

Once you’re by the building, you’ll see some fallen scaffolding. Use it to climb inside the building.

Entrance to the Third Street Municipal Building | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the Third Street Municipal Building

Once you’re inside the building, go right, you’ll see a drainage pipe. Head there.

The drainage pipe you must reach | Fallout: New Vegas
The drainage pipe you must reach

Once there, go inside the drainage pipe and follow the cave. Watch out for Tunnellers inside.

Go inside this grate | Fallout: New Vegas
Go inside this grate

Keep following the cave past the broken eyebot. 

The path to follow to reach the eyebot | Fallout: New Vegas
The path to follow to reach the eyebot

Eventually, you’ll see a light at the end of the cave, that’s your way out.

Exit from the cave | Fallout: New Vegas
Exit from the cave

Once outside, climb back into the building and go around the corner into the back side of the room.

The room as seen from the angle from which you enter. Go around the corner | Fallout: New Vegas
The room as seen from the angle from which you enter. Go around the corner

You’ll see a small metal desk in the back, behind fallen shelves and cabinets. Go there.

Table in the back of the room | Fallout: New Vegas
Table in the back of the room

You can grab the book from below the metal desk.

Book underneath the table | Fallout: New Vegas
Book underneath the table