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?

  • 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
    Commented 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
    Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 14:30
  • @DavidYell yeah, there are several in police stations, schools and other similarly municipal-minded locations. Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 14:31
  • @LessPop_MoreFizz Ah cool, that's the only one I've found so far! Will keep hunting :)
    – Neon1024
    Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 14:32

2 Answers 2


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.

  • 2
    ... Of course the machine in Revere would dispense drugs. Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 15:01
  • 7
    "Thanks for the books kids, have a live grenade!" Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 22:06
  • @Namfuak Also in Revere. Also unsurprising. Commented 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
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 2:04

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.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .