Locksmith's Reader

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Locksmith's Reader is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this magazine raises your Lockpick skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


Below a list of all fixed locations of Locksmith's Reader skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Camp GolfHouse Resort, on the second floor in the first room to the right on the right corridor, underneath the damaged shelf.
Camp McCarranTerminal building, on the floor near a bench at the large center pylon.
Camp McCarranContents of the MP confiscated goods trunk, given by Carrie Boyd as a reward after successfully completing the quest The White Wash.
Casa Madrid ApartmentsOn the lobby table on top of a copy of Salesman Weekly, left as you walk in.
GoodspringsProspector Saloon, given to you by Sunny Smiles.
Hoover DamPower plant 01, found on a desk near a door labled "Hoover Dam offices".
Hoover DamGiven to the player by Cassandra Moore, when agreeing to assassinate Papa Khan, for use on a backdoor.
Hopeville Missile Base fnvlrGametitle-FNV LRNear the East entrance, in the ruined building with the broken glasses. It's in a box to the left of a cooler.
Mole Rat RanchIn a house on the very corner of outer Vegas, towards Nellis Air Force Base, there is a grenade bouquet trap, a sniper rifle with ammunition and a Locksmith's Reader at the foot of the stairs.
Sierra Madre Casino Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DMExecutive suites, on a workbench.
The TopsIn Benny's workshop on the 13th floor.
Vault 3Maintenance wing, in the locked room left of the entrance.
Vault 3Living quarters, next to the bed in the room which is locked by an average lock.
Vault 3Living quarters, on the shelves in a Hard locked submerged storage room to the south. To be approached stairs down East, then a U-turn heading West.
Vault 3Living quarters, on the bed in the submerged room to the south, together with a Milsurp Review and Fixin' Things.
Vault 3Living quarters, on the bed in the bedroom cross opposite to where Daniel is.


  • It's possible that some books can be titled "Locksmith's Reader" and have the cover of Tumblers Today yet still raise your lockpick permanently by 3 (or 4 with the comprehension perk).

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