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I've found Overdue Books all over the wasteland. It's not particularly surprising that a little thing like Nuclear War would keep people from returning things to their friendly local library, I guess. Fortunately, the Boston Public Library has an innovative and automated system to pay a bounty for the return of overdue books! It's mostly stuff like childrens toys, but I noticed one of the terminals at the Library itself had a copy of the Massachusets Journal of Surgery availiable. Sweet! Kids love anatomy!

So, anyways, it's clear that the various book-depositing-terminals offer different rewards at different prices. Where are all of the Overdue Library terminals, and which of them stock notable rewards, as opposed to standard wasteland junk, that I should be hoarding my Book Tokens to acquire?

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  • I've found a handful of other terminals, but they all seem to be selling the same not-super-useful junk. Not an answer as I don't have a detailed list of where I found them.
    – user973
    Nov 23, 2015 at 13:54
  • I found an overdue book terminal in fallout.wikia.com/wiki/East_Boston_Preparatory_School you exchanged books for tokens, and then used x number of tokens to buy items.
    – Neon1024
    Nov 23, 2015 at 14:30
  • @DavidYell yeah, there are several in police stations, schools and other similarly municipal-minded locations. Nov 23, 2015 at 14:31
  • @LessPop_MoreFizz Ah cool, that's the only one I've found so far! Will keep hunting :)
    – Neon1024
    Nov 23, 2015 at 14:32

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Looking at the wikia and the one I found, there are multiple locations for these terminals (http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Overdue_book). The locations are:

  • Boston Public Library
  • Suffolk County Charter School
  • East Boston Preparatory School
  • Natick Police Department
  • Kendall Hospital
  • Quincy Police Station
  • In a building next to the Revere Beach Station (not sure if the building has a name)
  • Sandy Coves Convalescent home

For the rewards, here's a list of some of the better rewards (http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Book_return_token):

  • Fusion Core (50 tokens): Building next to Revere Beach Station (1 available)
  • Massachusetts Surgical Journal (50 tokens): Boston Public Library/SW Room (1 available)
  • Stimpak (10 tokens): Building next to Revere Beach Station (5 available)
  • Jet (10 tokens): Building next to Revere Beach Station (3 available)
  • Fragmentation Grenade (15 tokens): Building next to Revere Beach Station (5 available)

The rest are not that great, but the Stimpak, Jet, and Frag grenade I listed in case anyone wants them.

If anyone knows or finds good rewards at any other terminals or locations, add a comment and I can edit my answer to include the additional locations/rewards.

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    ... Of course the machine in Revere would dispense drugs. Nov 23, 2015 at 15:01
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    "Thanks for the books kids, have a live grenade!" Nov 23, 2015 at 22:06
  • @Namfuak Also in Revere. Also unsurprising. Nov 24, 2015 at 5:37
  • 10mm bullets and a Combat Knife are the other items dispensed Revere book return kiosk. You'll think this is poking fun of a place where guns and violence seem to frequently make the news...
    – Nelson
    Aug 17, 2016 at 2:04
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The various Overdue Library Books that are littered throughout the Commonwealth can be returned to any of the following locations;

  • Boston Public Library
  • East Boston Preparatory School
  • Kendall Hospital
  • Natick Police Department
  • Quincy Police Station
  • Revere Beach Station
  • Suffolk County Charter School

There are terminals present at each of these locations that you can interact with which allow you to return these books in exchange for tokens. A full list of all of the items you can redeem the tokens in exchange for can be found here.

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