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Libraries/Librarians in the Movies

Celebrating librarians and libraries on the silver screen.... or even on television!

Libraries/Librarians in the Movies

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The Trespasser (1947). Librarians working for the Evening Gazette prove that a rare book is a forgery.

Stock Photo - THE TRESPASSER, US lobbycard, from left: Adele Mara, Warren Douglas, Janet Martin, 1947

Summer School (1987). Summer school means a visit to the library-- but it might as well be fun!

Adam Sandler's Happy Madison To Remake '80s Flick 'Summer School' - Geeks of Doom

The Roommate (2011). Stalking your prey in the library.

The Roommate (2011)

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944). Researching in the archives with help from the archivist himself....

The mask of organization

House of Cards (2013- ) Series. A library from Frank Underwood's alma mater is dedicated to him. The night before his speech he gets drunk and breaks into the library building, just as he did as an undergraduate.

Heartbreak Library (2008). A librarian helps a young man who is frantically trying to find a message from his ex-girlfriend in one of the books in the library.

Heartbreak Library/ Kırıkkalpler Kütüphanesi

My Science Project (1985). Time to research time travel!

My Science Project publicity still of Fisher Stevens & Raphael Sbarge

Margie (1946). Margie is spotted by the French teacher in the library where she is attempting to repair her bloomers.

MARGIE (1946): A Technicolor Time Capsule

Herb and Dorothy (2008). A documentary featuring a working class couple (Dorothy is a librarian) who manage to collect art over a period of 50 years.

Independent Lens . HERB & DOROTHY | Documentary Film | Independent Lens

Hearts in Atlantis (2001). Instead of getting a bike for his birthday, he got a library card.

The Great Library Misery (1938) So... you want to check out a book, huh...

The Great Library Misery

...First Do No Harm (1997). Researching epilepsy.

165. ...First Do No Harm

Don't Look Under the Bed (1994). A teen visits the public library and speaks to her invisible friend Larry Houdini. The librarians react accordingly.

Captives (1994). A prison dentist finds out from her research in the library that the inmate she has fallen for is in for the murder of his wife.

Captives (1994)

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001). A young girl sets up a library for the miners during the Gold Rush.

Picture of The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1986). Alice herself is a librarian. The movie is strange even before she goes to Wonderland.

"The Cinema Snob" Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (TV Episode 2011)

Plain Clothes (1988). A plain clothes detective goes undercover in a high school and uses the library to solve a murder.

Mord in der Highschool

Murder in Three Acts (1986). Hercule Poirot discovers a secret passageway in a library.

Peter Ustinov

Nemesis Game (2003). Playing games in the library.

The Evolution of Jay Baruchel*

Once Upon a Time 2011- [TV series]. Lacey is the librarian in the small enchanted town, and is Belle in the enchanted forest.

Orange is the New Black (2013- ) [TV series]. "Taystee" Jefferson is a smart and hip prison librarian, as well as an inmate.

Books of Orange is the New Black

The Creeps (1997). A horror flick featuring a sexy librarian trying to protect the original Frankenstein manuscript from nefarious crooks!

CHARLES BAND , FILM: The Creeps , MOVIE review

Carl Squared (animated TV series 2005 to present). Carl is a high school student. In one episode he is banned from the library for keeping a book about puberty past its due date.

Agnes of God (1985). Looking over convent blueprints with the archivist....

EpixHD - Agnes of God

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (TV series 1996-1999). Shelley Duvall plays a librarian in this series, but obviously if you are going to be a detective, you need the library!

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