Symbol Pages can only be obtained by exploring since creating a descriptive book with blank Pages will not give them any symbols. Pages can be found in the following locations in the Overworld or the Ages:
- Archivist's House found in villages which will contain lecterns with up to two symbol Pages, as well as a Writing Desk
- An Archivist villager trades symbol Pages in exchange for emeralds. Some symbol pages (such as Diamond Ore) can cost up to 64 emeralds, depending on how "rare" they are.
- Random loot in any chest, such as dungeons, mineshafts, Barrow Hills or similar.
- The Abandoned Library, found near spawn in every age, contains lecterns with up to five symbol Pages and a hidden chest with up to eight more symbol Pages and, sometimes, a Notebook with even more.