Actress List

Actresses who have portrayed reel librarians, arranged alphabetically by surname

ABCDEFGH – I – JKLMNOP – Q – RST – U – VW – X – Y – Z


Barbara Alexander as Librarian in Mercury Rising (1998)

Caroline Alexander as Librarian in Angel’s Dance (1999)

Mary Alice as Alice in Bed of Roses (1996)

Patricia Allison as Mrs. Spangler in Racing with the Moon (1984)

Elvia Allman as Librarian in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

June Allyson as Connie Lane in Good News (1947)

Lauren Ambrose as Evie Brighton in Admissions (2004)

Luana Anders as Louise in The Killing Kind (1973)

Evelyn Ankers as Ilona Carr in Weird Woman (1944)

Marie Anspaugh as Miss McKenzie in Rudy (1993)

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Georgia Backus as Miss Anderson in Citizen Kane (1941)

Frances Bay as Librarian in The Attic (1980)

Allyce Beasley as Library Lady in 2 Brothers and a Bride (2003)

Rose Bianco as Bella in The Ultimate Gift (2006)

Karen Black as Amy Partlett in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

C. Francis Blackchild as Wanda in Party Girl (1995)

Joan Blackham as Librarian in A Merry War (1997)

Anne Blake as Miss Crail in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Nancy Bleier as Girl in Library in Rollerball (1975)

Joan Blondell as Peg Costello in Desk Set (1957)

Claire Bloom as Nan Perry in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Lindy Booth as Cheri Jameson in The Twelve Trees of Christmas (2013, TV)

May Raymond Boss as Tape Library Woman in Brainstorm (1983)

Kira Bradley as Librarian in The Magic of Ordinary Days (TV, 2005)

Mary Brian as Doris Kimbell in Navy Blues (1937)

Lillian Bronson as Librarian in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Blair Brown as Hannah Parker in Follow the Stars Home (TV, 2001)

Candace Cameron Bure as Aurora “Roe” Teagarden in A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (TV, 2015)

Jan Burrell as Librarian in Christine (1983)

April Monique Burril as Sally Diamon in Chainsaw Sally (2004)

Patricia B. Butcher as Librarian in With Honors (1994)

Elena Butenko as Older Librarian in Archangel (TV, 2005)

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Selina Cadell as Miss Battersby in Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Isla Cameron as Miss McKenzie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Lois Chiles as Eva in Bliss (1997)

Sharon Collar as Librarian in Mad Love (1995)

Barbara Collentine as Mrs. Smith in That Touch of Mink (1962)

Lois Collier as Margaret in Weird Woman (1944)

Beverly Cooper as Librarian in Summer of the Monkeys (1998)

Katie Cooper as Library Clerk in The Forgotten (2004)

Ruth Cox as Emily Fowler in The Attic (1980)

Marnie Crossen as Grammy in Tomcats (2001)

Valerie Curtin as Miss Ophelia Sheffer in Maxie (1985)

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Beth Daly as Librarian in Dream with the Fishes (1997)

Zarrin Darnell-Martin as Intern Wanda in Spotlight (2015)

Bette Davis as Alicia Hull in Storm Center (1956)

Judi Dench as Marcia Pilborough in Wetherby (1985)

Marian Diamond as Denise in Tale of a Vampire (1992)

Carole Douglas as Librarian at Hollywood Public Library in The Big Sleep (1946)

Alice Drummond as Alice in Ghostbusters (1984)

Claire Du Brey as Prison Librarian in Within the Law (1939)

Lindsay Duncan as Marilyn Truman in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Lynette DuPree as Librarian in Back When We Were Grownups (TV, 2004)

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Barbara Eden as Angela Benedict in 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Aunjanue Ellis as Jo in Men of Honor (2000)

Elaine Mackenzie Ellis as Librarian in Dear Frankie (2004)

Kseniya Entelis as Yelena in Archangel (TV, 2005)

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Jeff Feringa as Librarian #1 in Dangerous Minds (1995)

Carrie Fisher as Bianca Burnette/Archives Librarian in Scream 3 (2000)

Bridget Fonda as Sarah Mitchell in A Simple Plan (1998)

Emilia Fox as Spig in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Kathleen Freeman as Mrs. Handy in Chances Are (1989)

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Agi Gallus as Librarian in In God’s Country (TV, 2007)

Judy Garland as Mary Holden in Strike Up the Band (1940)

Greer Garson as Emily Sears in Adventure (1945)

Lynda Gibson as Carol in Paperback Romance (1994)

Pamela Gien as The Illiterate Librarian in The Last Supper (1995)

Mary Pat Gleason as The Librarian in Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

Gloria Grahame as Lucy Sherwood in The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Rhoda Griffis as White Librarian in Hidden Figures (2016)

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Suzanna Hamilton as Anne/Virginia in Tale of a Vampire (1992)

Lillian Harmer as Mattie in No Man of Her Own (1932)

Goldie Hawn as Gloria Mundy in Foul Play (1978)

Catherine Hayos as Librarian in Forever Mine (1999)

Marilu Henner as Kit Conger in Hammett (1982)

Katharine Hepburn as Bunny Watson in Desk Set (1957)

Kristen Hicks as Michelle in Elephant (2003)

Laura Hollingsworth as Marg Livingstone in The Pit (aka Teddy, 1981)

Linda Hoy as Librarian in My Science Project (1985)

Elise Hudson as Librarian in BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Kim Hunter as Martha Lockridge in Storm Center (1956)

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Allison Janney as Miss Walsh in Primary Colors (1998)

Anjali Jay as Cora in The Age of Adaline (2015)

Justine Johnston as Librarian in Running on Empty (1988); The New Guy (2002)

Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo in The Music Man (1962)

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Colleen Kelly as an uncredited Librarian in Spotlight (2015)

June Kelly as Librarian in Clean, Shaven (1994)

Irene Kessler as Librarian Peggy in Criminal Law (1988)

Diana Kruger as Dr. Abigail Chase (a reel archivist) in National Treasure (2004)

Diana Kruger as Dr. Abigail Chase (a reel archivist) in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007)

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Lillian Lawrence (uncredited) in Cain and Mabel (1936)

Petra Lea as Mrs. Greer in Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

Alison Leggatt as Aunt Sylvia in This Happy Breed (1944)

Megan Leitch as Sally, Library Aide in It (1990)

Bethel Leslie as Librarian in Ironweed (1987)

Jane Lind as Noayak in Salmonberries (1991)

Blake Lively as Adaline Bowman in The Age of Adaline (2015)

Deborah Lobban as Librarian in The Caveman’s Valentine (2001)

Carole Lombard as Connie Randall in No Man of Her Own (1932)

Celia Lovsky as Exchange Leader in Soylent Green (1973)

Tatjena Lukashenkova as Clerk in Archangel (TV, 2005)

Laurel Lyle as Librarian in Old Gringo (1989)

Melanie Lynskey as Mousy Julie in Abandon (2002)

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Shauna MacDonald as Bette Greven in The Twelve Trees of Christmas (2013, TV)

Mary MacLeod as Librarian in Hear My Song (1991)

Norma MacMillan as Mrs. Rumpert in Big Bully (1996)

Eily Malyon as Miss Cochran in Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Sarah Marshall as Librarian #2 in Dangerous Minds (1995)

Megan Martz as Library Attendant in Bloomington (2010)

Anna Massey as Helen Stephens in Peeping Tom (1960)

Samantha Mathis as Nora Diniro in Pump Up the Volume (1990)

Virginia Mayo as Ellen Shavley in Wonder Man (1945)

Joan McBride as Library Assistant in Abandon (2002)

Shelia McCarthy as Judith in The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Zoe McLellan as Marina Pretensa in Dungeons and Dragons (2000)

Elizabeth McGovern as Caddie Winger in Racing with the Moon (1984)

Alethea McGrath as Jocasta Nu in Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)

Ali McGraw as Jenny Cavalleri in Love Story (1970)

Carol McGuigan as Librarian in Billy Elliot (2000)

Dina Merrill as Sylvia Blair in Desk Set (1957)

Annie Meyers-Shyer as Student Librarian in I Love Trouble (1994)

Vera Miles as Lucy Ballard in The FBI Story (1959)

Penelope Ann Miller as Mrs. Elizabeth Louise “Betty Lou” Perkins in The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)

Hayley Mills as Susan Harper in Twisted Nerve (1968)

Merrina Millsapp as Hall of Records Attendant in Ella Enchanted (2004)

Helen Mirren as Marcella in Cal (1984)

Irene Miscisco as Librarian in Carrie (TV, 2002)

Belle Mitchell as Book #3 in Soylent Green (1973)

Delores Mitchell as Librarian in Autumn in New York (2000)

Beckey Mode as Ann in Party Girl (1995)

Gretchen Mol as Ella Brice in Forever Mine (1999)

Mary Murphy as Librarian in Killer Movie (2008)

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Michaela Nelligan as Librarian in Incident at Dark River (aka Dark River: A Father’s Revenge, TV, 1989)

Bebe Neuwirth as voice of Sylvia Marpole, Head College Librarian in An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)

Anne-Li Norberg as Lindgren in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Anna Marie O’Donnell as Lady at Library in Threesome (1994)

Ruth Oliver as Library Ghost in Ghostbusters (1984)

Jennifer O’Neill as Heather Moore in Personals (1990)

Debra Orenstein as Young Librarian in Follow the Stars Home (TV, 2001)

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Julie Payne as Librarian in Monkey Trouble (1994)

Susan Philpot as Librarian in Straight Talk (1992)

Ingrid Pitt as Librarian in Wicker Man (1973)

Peggy Platt as Librarian in Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

Suzanne Pleshette as Prudence Bell in Rome Adventure (1962)

Hilda Plowright as Librarian in The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Peggy Pope as Hannah Dillion in The Substitute (1996)

Parker Posey as Mary in Party Girl (1995)

Charlotte Potok as Assistant Librarian in Homicide (1991)

Michele Proude as Lisa Tuite, head of the news library in Spotlight (2015)

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Sue Randall as Ruthie Saylor in Desk Set (1957)

Audrey Rapoport as Librarian in I Love You to Death (1990)

Donna Reed as Mary in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Librarian in The Human Comedy (1943)

Renie Riano as Librarian (uncredited) in Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)

Haley Lu Richardson as Casey in Columbus (2017)

Natasha Richardson as Kate/Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale (1990)

Liz Roberson as Lady in the Library in Hammett (1982)

Julia Roberts as Sara Waters/Laura Burney in Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

Ann Robinson as Sylvia Van Buren in The War of the Worlds (1953)

Lola Ross as Librarian in Waitress! (aka Soup to Nuts, 1981)

Blanche Rubin as Librarian in The Last American Virgin (1982)

Rene Russo as Lynn Wells in Major League (1989)

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Eva Marie Saint as Miss Franny in Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Carol Savage as Librarian in As Young as You Feel (1951)

Jennifer Schweickert as Librarian in Admissions (2004)

Sybil Scotford as Librarian in Scream, Blacula, Scream! (1973)

Dorothy Scott as Librarian in My Bodyguard (1980)

Sarah Selby as Miss Gottschalk in The Seventh Victim (1943)

Marian Seldes as Margaret Armstrong in The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)

Helen Siff as Shushing Lady in City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994)

Shakti as Kala in The Golden Child (1986)

Alice Smith as Susie in Storm Center (1956)

Josephine Smith as Librarian (uncredited) in Cape Fear (1962)

Jamie Smith-Jackson as Post Librarian in All the President’s Men (1976)

Carrie Snodgress as Louise Elmore in The Attic (1980)

Marilyn Sokol as Stella in Foul Play (1978)

Octavia Spencer as Hildy in Follow the Stars Home (TV, 2001)

Barbara Stanwyck as Lulu Smith in Forbidden (1932)

Natasha Staples as Denver Librarian in Ask the Dust (2006)

Sheila Steafel as Librarian in Woof! (1989)

Heather Stephens as Jill in Tomcats (2001)

Frances Sternhagen as Charlotte Wolf in Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Barbara Stewart as Librarian in …First Do No Harm (1997)

Carly Street as Librarian in The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

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Irene Tedrow as Mrs. Monk in Foul Play (1978)

Liz Torres as Delores Rodriguez in Just Cause (1995)

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Trish Van Devere as Betsy McGuire in Movie Movie (1978)

Lisa Vastine as Librarian in Gods and Monsters (1998)

Sasha von Scherler as Judy Lindendorf in Party Girl (1995)

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Noreen Walker as Librarian in Somewhere in Time (1980)

Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan in The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001)

Jess Weixler as Katy in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

Billie Whitelaw as Veronica in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Laura Whyte as Librarian in Caroline? (TV, 1990)

Mary Wickes as Miss Wetter in Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)

Tudi Wiggins as Miss Turner in My Side of the Mountain (1969)

Claudia Wilkens as Iona Hildebrandt in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

Michelle Williams as Emily in The Station Agent (2003)

Claire Windsor as Amelia Griggs in The Blot (1921)

Margo Winkler as Nancy Bender in At First Sight (1999)

Amy Wright as Mary Ellen Gruenwald in Off Beat (1986)

Sophia Wu as Librarian in Finding Forrester (2000)

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Rosel Zech as Roswitha in Salmonberries (1991)

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