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Version 0.63
Category Equipment
Repairable With None
Size 1 Slot
Weight 250 g (0.55 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Locations Civilian
Rarity Unknown
[Book Title] — In-game description

Books are items that can be collected in DayZ Standalone. There are currently 145 of them that are fully readable, cover-to-cover, in-game.

A few blank pages can be torn out of each book you find for the purpose of writing notes or starting a fire.

How to Read[edit | edit source]

Reading a book is easy: it must be in your inventory, and you must equip it to a slot on your item hotbar. Once it's been assigned to a slot, simply press the corresponding key for that slot and the book will open for reading.

Note: As of 0.61, the actual reading function is not working properly at the moment. You will not be able to get past the cover page.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

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List of Books[edit | edit source]

Please see the Library page for a complete list of books in-game.