TV Shows

This is a list of TV series and episodes that feature librarians and/or archivists, from bit roles to main characters. Arranged alphabetically by series title.

I have collected these titles from various sources (books, web sites, articles, reader tips, etc.). Although I have narrowed my own blog’s focus to English-language films, I have received lots of questions about librarians on TV shows (yep, that’s you, Buffy fans!).

Note: TV movies and mini-series are included in the Master List.

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ABC Afterschool Specials (1972-1995, USA)

  • Episode: “I Want to Go Home” (13.5, Feb. 1985), Role Call: Elaine Bromka as Librarian

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952-1966, USA)

  • Episode: “The Reading Room” (5.21, Feb. 1957), Role Call: Kathleen Gallant as Librarian
  • Episode: “Rick and the Maid of Honor” (11.1, Sept. 1962), Role Call: Pamela Austin as Pretty Girl / Librarian

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955-1960, UK)

  • Episode: “The Scientist” (2.2, Oct. 1956), Role Call: Peter Bennett as Librarian

The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996-2000, Canada)

  • Episode: “The Case of the Wannabe Witch” (2.1, Jan. 1998); Role Call: Shelley Duvall as Alice Flitt, school librarian

Agatha Christie’s Poirot (1989-2013, UK)

  • Episode: “Evil Under the Sun” (8.1, July 2003), Role Call: Harriet Eastcott as Librarian

Related post: Reel librarian in ‘Evil Under the Sun’

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962-1965, USA)

  • Episode: “Terror at Northfield” (2.3, Oct. 1963); Role Call: Jacqueline Scott as Susan March, Gertrude Flynn as Flora Sloan
  • Episode: “Isabel” (2.31, June 1964), Role Call: Lou Byrne as The Librarian

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962, USA)

  • Episode: “Don’t Come Back Alive” (1.4, Oct. 1955), Role Call: Edna Holland as Librarian
  • Episode: “The Last Remains” (7.25, March 1962), Role Call: Gail Bonney as The Librarian

All That (1994-2005, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Lori Beth Denberg as “The Loud Librarian” (recurring character: 1994-1998)

Amazing Stories, aka Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories (1985-1987)

  • Episode: “Mummy Daddy” (1.4, Oct. 1985); Role Call: Lucy Lee Flippin as Librarian

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991-1996, Canada)

  • Episode: “The Tale of the Prom Queen” (1.12, Nov. 1992); Role Call: Irene Kessler as Librarian
  • Episode: “The Tale of the Quiet Librarian” (4.6, Nov. 1994); Role Call: Anna MacCormack as Quiet Librarian

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999-2000, Canada)

  • Episode: “The Tale of the Photo Finish” (2.9, May 2000); Role Call: Frances Brady-Stewart as Librarian

Aurora Teagarden Mystery series (2015- , USA)

  • Multiple TV movies: “A Bone to Pick” (2015), “Dead Over Heels” (2017), “The Disappearing Game” (2018), “Last Scene Alive” (2018), “When There’s a Will” (2019); Role Call:  Candace Cameron Bure as Aurora “Roe” Teagarden

Related posts: Preview of ‘A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery’ ; Reel librarians with ‘a bone to pick’

The Avengers (1961-1969, UK)

  • Episode: “Murdersville” (6.7, Nov. 1967); Role Call: Marika Mann as Miss Avril

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Batman (1966-1968, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (recurring character, 26 episodes: 1967-1968)
  • Episode: “The Unkindest Tut of All” (3.6, Oct. 1967); Role Call: Cathleen Cordell as Librarian

The Beachcombers (1972-1989, Canada)

  • Episode: “Skeletor and Weirdlyworks” (1989); Role Call: Madison Graie as Librarian

Being Eve (2001-2002, New Zealand)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Ben Crowder as Librarian (recurring character, 3 episodes: 2002)

Bergerac (1981-1991, UK)

  • Episode: “Ice Maiden” (3.4, Dec. 1983); Role Call: Barbara Atkinson as Librarian
  • Episode: “Sins of the Fathers” (4.8, Dec. 1985); Role Call: Frank Williams as Librarian

Between the Lions (1999- , USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Jennifer Barnhart as Cleopatra “Cleo” Lion (main character); Peter Linz as Theodor “Theo” Lion (main character); Information Hen (main character); Click the Mouse (main character)
  • Episode: “Tweet! Tweet!” (2.22, May 2001); Role Call: Joe James as The Librarian

Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000, USA)

  • Episode: “Addicted to Love” (4.21, Feb. 1994); Role Call: Kathleen O’Malley as Librarian #1; Billye Ree Wallace as Librarian #2
  • Episode:  “The Time Has Come Today” (4.25, March 1994); Role Call: Michele Scarabelli as Librarian
  • Episode:  “Speechless” (6.6, Oct. 1995); Role Call:  Barbara Allyne-Bennet as Librarian

Bewitched (1964-1972, USA)

  • Episode: “Samantha for the Defense” (3.14, Dec. 1966); Role Call: Violet Carlsona as Librarian

The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019, USA)

  • Episode:  “The Contractual Obligation Implementation” (6.18, March 2013);  Raj has a date with Lucy at the library.
  • Episode: “The Citation Negotiation” (12.9, Nov. 2018); Leonard and Raj go to a library to research citations for Sheldon and Amy’s research paper (but without the aid of library databases!)

The Bill (1984-2010, UK)

  • Episode: “Home Sweet Home” (4.4, July 1988); Role Call: Sarah Sherborne as Librarian

Blue’s Clues (1996-2006, USA)

  • Episode: “Blue’s Book Nook” (1999?); Role Call: Marlee Matlin as Librarian

Bob’s Burgers (2011- , USA) — animated series

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Billy Eichner as Mr. Ambrose (librarian)

Boon (1986-1992, UK)

  • Episode: “Bully Boys” (5.6, Oct. 1990); Role Call:  Sean Connolly as Librarian

The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014- , New Zealand)

  • Episode: “Leather & Lace” (2.1, Sept. 2015)

Brooklyn Bridge (1991-1993, USA)

  • Episode: “Boys of Summer” (1.3, Oct. 1991); Role Call: Shirley Prestia as Librarian

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Anthony Head as Rupert Giles (main character)

Related posts: Welcome to Sunnydale, or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Buffy

Burke’s Law, aka Amos Burke, Secret Agent (1963-1966, USA)

  • Episode: “Who Killed Don Pablo?” (1.31, May 1964); Role Call: Irene Tedrow as Librarian

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CBS Children’s Mystery Theatre (1980-1982, USA)

  • Episode: “Dirkham Detective Agency” (3.1, 1983); Role Call: Katherine Gosney as Librarian (uncredited)

CBS Library (1979-1983, USA)

  • Episode: “Wrong Way Kid” (3.2, March 1983); Role Call: Dick Van Dyke as Librarian / Father / Old Man

c/o Segemyhr (1998-2003, Sweden)

  • Episode: “Fredrik & Cilla separerar” (2.5, Feb. 1999); Role Call: Mattias Konnebäck as Librarian; Mikael Tornving as Librarian

Cagney & Lacey (1982-1988, USA)

  • Episode: “Violation” (4.21, March 1985); Role Call: Polli Magaro as Librarian

Caillou (2000, Canada)

  • Episode: “Caillou Discovers – Big Rock” (2.26, 2000); Role Call: Jessica Kardos as Librarian (voice)

Can You Teach My Alligator Manners? (2008, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Rachael MacFarlane as Librarian (main character)

Cedar Cove (2013-2015, USA)

  • Episode: “For the Sake of the Children” (1.5, Aug. 2013); Role Call: Teryl Rothery as Grace Sherman

Century City (2004, USA)

  • Episode: “A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Lose” (13.5, Feb. 1985); Role Call: Terri Marsteiner as Evil Librarian VX509

Checkmate (1960-1962, USA)

  • Episode: “The Two of Us” (2.9, Nov. 1961); Role Call: Jeane Wood as Librarian

Chuck (2007-2012, USA)

  • Episode: “Chuck Versus the Alma Mater” (1.7, May 2008); Role Call: Phil Abrams as Stanford Librarian

ChuckleVision (1987-2009, UK)

  • Episode: “Paint Drips” (9.6, Jan. 1997); Role Call: Marie Philips as Librarian

Circle of Fear (aka Ghost Story, 1972-1973, USA)

  • Episode:  “The New House” (1.1, March 1972); Role Call: Sam Jaffe as De Witt (retired head librarian)

Clarissa Explains It All (1991-1994, USA)

  • Episode: “Punch the Clocks” (4.3, Nov. 1992)

Class of ’96 (1993, USA)

  • Episode: “Greenwich Mean Time” (1.13, April 1993); Role Call: Arthur Corber as Librarian

Close to Home (2005-2007, USA)

  • Episode: “Dead or Alive” (1.14, Feb. 2006); Role Call: Josh Murphy as Pot Smoking Librarian (uncredited)
  • Episode: “Escape” (1.16, March 2006); Role Call: Amy Stewart as Darla Johnson (prison librarian)

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955, USA)

  • Episode: “Episode #2.35” (April 1952)

Community (2009-2015, USA)

  • Episode: “Early 21st Century Romanticism” (2.15, Feb. 10, 2011); Role Call: Maite Schwartz as Mariah

Completing Kaden (2006-2007, USA)

  • Episode: “Snorting in the Boys’ Room” (13.5, Feb. 1985); Role Call: Becky Jones as Librarian

The Court (2002, USA)

  • Episode: “Snakes in the Grass” (1.4, 2002); Role Call: Lia Johnson as Student Librarian

Cybill (1995-1998, USA)

  • Episode: “Grandbaby” (4.10, Nov. 1997); Role Call: Cybill Shepherd as Cybill (playing a stereotyped librarian in a commercial)

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Dallas (1978-1991, USA)

  • Episode: “To Catch a Sly” (7.11, Dec. 1983); Role Call: Francesca Roberts as Librarian

Deadline (2000-2001, USA)

  • Episode: “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” (1.4, Oct. 2000); Role Call: Jane Cecil as Librarian

Dear Ladies (1983-1985, UK)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Frances Cox as Miss Grace Pullet, Librarian (recurring character, 6 episodes: 1983-1985)

Death Valley Days, aka Call of the West; The Pioneers; Trails West; Western Star Theater (1952-1975, USA)

  • Episode: “Magic Locket” (13.5, Feb. 1985); Role Call: Irene Tedrow as Head Librarian

December Bride (1954-1959, USA)

  • Episode: “The Hi-Fi Show” (5.20, Feb. 1959); Role Call: Nancy Kulp as Librarian

Dennis the Menace (1959-1963, USA)

  • Episode: “Keep Off the Grass” (3.3, Oct. 1961); Role Call: Alma Platt as Librarian

Dexter (2006-2013, USA)

  • Episode: “Truth Be Told” (1.11, Dec. 2006); Role Call: Erica Luttrell as Library Aide

A Discovery of Witches (2018- , UK)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Tomiwa Edun as Sean (human librarian at Oxford’s Bodleian Library)

Disneyland, aka Disney’s Wonderful World; Walt Disney Presents; Walt Disney; The Wonderful World of Disney (1954-1990, USA)

  • Episodes: “Bon Voyage!: Part 1”; “Bon Voyage! Part 2”; “Bon Voyage, Part 3” (16.13-15, Jan. 1970); Role Call: James Millhollin as Ship’s Librarian (archive footage from film)

Doctor Finlay (1993-1996, UK)

  • Episode: “Mercury” (4.5, April 1996); Role Call: Katy Hale as Librarian

Dr. Finlay’s Casebook (1962-1971, UK)

  • Episode: “The Greatest of These Is Charity” (7.5, April 1969); Role Call: Alex McAvoy as Librarian

Dr. Kildare (1961-1966, USA)

  • Episode: “A Patient Lost” (5.47, Feb. 1966); Role Call: Ruth Clifford as Librarian

Doctor Who (2005- , UK)

  • Episode: “Silence in the Library” (4.8, May 2008)

Don Matteo (2000- , Italy)

  • Episode: “The Job” (3.6, Oct. 2002)

The Doris Day Show (1968-1973, USA)

  • Episode: “The Librarian” (1.9, Dec. 1968)

Double the Fist (2004-2008, Australia)

  • Episode: “High School Challenge” (1.5, June 2004); Role Call: Jackie Hawkes as Librarian

Duck Dodgers, aka Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (2003-2005, USA)

  • Episode: “Master & Disaster/All in the Crime Family” (3.11, Oct. 2005); Role Call: Lucille Bliss as The Librarian (voice)

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Early Edition (1996-2000, USA)

  • Episode: “Home Groan” (3.21, May 1999); Role Call: Fern Persons as Mrs. Flowers, Librarian

The Electric Company (1971-1977, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Hattie Winston as Valerie the Librarian (recurring character: 1973-1976)

Enemy at the Door (1978-1980, UK)

  • Episode: “The Librarian” (1.2, Jan. 1978)
  • Episode: “V for Victory” (1.6, Feb. 1978); Role Call: Isabelle Amyes as Librarian

English for All (2001-2004, USA)

  • Unknown episodes; Role Call: Jan Richmond as Librarian

Episodes (2011, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Mircea Monroe as Morning Randolph (recurring character – an actress playing a sexy school librarian)

ER (1994-2009, USA)

  • Episode: “Family Practice” (4.14, Feb. 1998); Role Call: Amanda Carlin as Librarian

Everwood (2002-2006, USA)

  • Episode: “Need to Know” (3.10, Nov. 2004); Role Call: Annie O’Donnell as Librarian

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The F.B.I. (1965-1974, USA)

  • Episode: “Quantico” (1.20, Jan. 1966); Role Call: Lillian Bronson as Librarian

F.L. Vek (1971, Czechoslovakia)

  • Episodes: “Episode #1.1”; “Episode #1.2” (1971); Role Call: Vladimír Smeral as Father Matyás, librarian

Family (1976-1980, USA)

  • Episode: “All for Love” (4.2, Sept. 1978); Role Call: Mary Carver as Librarian

Father Brown (2013- , UK)

  • Episode: “The Lepidopterist’s Companion” (5.9, Jan. 2017); Role Call: Sorcha Cusack as Mrs. McCarthy and Holly Bodimeade as Ada Rawlins

Father Dear Father (1968-1973, UK)

  • Episode: “It’s in the Book” (7.3, Jan. 1973); Role Call: Eunice Black as Head Librarian; Richard Wattis as Librarian

Ferris Bueller (1990-1991, USA)

  • Episode: “Behind Every Dirtbag” (1.2, Sept. 1990); Role Call: Melanie MacQueen as Librarian

Fillmore! aka Disney’s Fillmore! (2002-2004, USA)

  • Episode: “Test of the Tested” (1.2, Sept. 2002); Role Call: Brian George as Librarian Lendrum (voice)

The Fimbles (2002-2004, UK)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Wayne Forester as Roly Mo (voice, recurring character)

Florentine (1997-2000, Israel)

  • Episode: “Episode #2.5” (1998); Role Call: Yael Levental as Librarian

Four Star Playhouse, aka Best in Mystery, Singer Playhouse, Star Performance (1952-1956, USA)

  • Episode: “The Book” (2.27, April 1954); Role Call: Katherine Warren as Librarian

Foyle’s War (2002-2008, UK)

  • Episode: “War Games” (2.3, Nov. 2003); Role Call: Uncredited female
  • Episode: “Plan of Attack” (6.1, Jan. 2008); Role Call: Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart (in this episode, she gets a job as library assistant in a war office)

Friends (1994-2004, USA)

  • Episode: “The One with Ross’ Library Book” (7.7, Nov. 2000); Role Call: Doug Budin as Librarian; Michael D. Roberts as Head Librarian

Funky Squad (1995, Australia)

  • Episode: “A Degree in Death” (1.1, April 1995); Role Call: Polly Watkins as Librarian (uncredited)

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George Burns Comedy Week (1985, USA)

  • Episode: “Disaster at Buzz Creek” (Oct. 1985); Role Call: Lana Clarkson as Librarian

The Gertrude Berg Show (1961-1962, USA)

  • Episode:  “Lonely Sunday” (1.4, Oct. 1961); Role Call: Carol O’Leary as Librarian

Ghost Story for Christmas (1971-2005, UK)

  • Episode: “The Stalls of Barchester” (1971); Role Call: Will Leighton as Librarian

Gidget (1965-1966, USA)

  • Episode: “Ask Helpful Hannah” (1.29, March 1966); Role Call: Sari Price as Librarian

The Golden Girls (1985-1992, USA)

  • Episode: “Stand by Your Man” (6.11, Dec. 1990); Role Call: Tom Nibley as Librarian

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-1969, USA)

  • Episode: “Love Letters to the Sarge” (1.19, Jan. 1965); Role Call: Mary Lansing as Librarian

A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd (2014- , Japan)

  • Multiple episodes — anime TV series

Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (2014-2016, USA)

  • Episodes:  “Gortimer vs. the Mobile of Misfortune” (1.2, Nov. 2014), “Gortimer Gets Shushed” (1.5, Nov. 2014); Role Call:  Alex Boling as Librarian

Goosebumps (1995-1998, USA)

  • Episode: “The Girl Who Cried Monster” (1.4, Nov. 1995); Role Call: Eugene Lipinski as Mr. Mortman

Grange Hill (1978-2008, UK)

  • Episode: “Episode #2.17” (1979); Role Call: Gilly Brown as Librarian
  • Episode: “Doyle’s Downfall” (3.16, Feb. 1980); Role Call: Kate West as Librarian
  • Episode: “Episode #19.4” (Feb. 1996); Role Call: Debby Cumming as Librarian

Grim & Evil, aka The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001-2007, USA)

  • Episode: “Duck / Aren’t You Chupacabra to See Me?” (5.3, June 2005); Role Call: Lori Alan as Librarian

Grimm (2011-2017, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Kate Burton as Marie Kessler (recurring character)

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Hancock’s Half Hour (1956-1960, UK)

  • Episode: “The Two Murderers” (5.2, Oct. 1959); Role Call: Hugh Lloyd as Librarian

Handy Manny (2006, USA)

  • Episode: “Page Turner” (Oct. 2006); Role Call: Susan Blu as Marion the Librarian (voice)

Hank (1965-1966, USA)

  • Episode: “McKillup’s Best Seller” (1.25, April 1966); Role Call: Elizabeth Harrower as Librarian

Happy Days (1974-1984, USA)

  • Episode: “Hard Cover” (5.4, Sept. 1977); Role Call: Susan Cotton as Librarian

Harry O (1973-1976, USA)

  • Episode: “Second Sight” (1.9, Nov. 1974); Role Call: Anne Seymour as Librarian

Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980, USA)

  • Episode: “Secret Witness” (6.18, Jan. 1974); Role Call: Penny Jennings as Librarian

Here’s Lucy (1968-1974, USA)

  • Episode: “Lucy, the American Mother” (3.7, Oct. 1970); Role Call: Olive Dunbar as Librarian

Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996-1998, UK)

  • Episode: “The Bearded Lady” (1.1, Jan. 1996); Role Call: Christopher Wilkinson as Librarian
  • Episode: “Pursuit by Proxy” (3.5, Jan. 1998); Role Call: Christopher Wilkinson as Librarian

Hey Arnold (1996-2004, USA)

  • Episode: “Crabby Author/Rich Kid” (3.17, Dec. 1998); Role Call: Danica Ivancevic as Librarian (voice)
  • Episode: “The Beeper Queen/Oskar Can’t Read?” (4.4, March 1999); Role Call: Laraine Newman as Librarian (voice)

The Hidden Room (1991-1993, Canada)

  • Episode: “Happily Ever After” (2.11, Aug. 1993); Role Call: Namir Khan as Librarian

Higglytown Heroes (2004-2008, USA)

  • Episode: “Great Un-Expectations / Snow Dazed” (1.5, Sept. 2004); Role Call: Tim Curry as Librarian Hero
  • Episode: “Twinkle’s Favorite Author / Don’t Fence Me In” (1.22, May 2005); Role Call: Tim Curry as Librarian (voice)

Hi-Jinks (2005, USA)

  • Episode: “Episode #2.2” (March 2006); Role Call: Jennifer Jacobson as Librarian

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971, Canada)

  • Unknown episodes; Role Call: Billy Van as The Librarian

Hilda (2018-2020, UK/Canada/USA) — animated series

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Kaisa Hammarlund (voice) as Librarian (recurring character)

Homicide (1964-1976, Australia)

  • Episode: “Wall of Silence” (Ep. 265, Sept. 1970); Role Call: Sandra McGregor as The Librarian

How Do You Want Me? (1998-1999, UK)

  • Episode: “No One Can Hear You Scream” (1.1, 1998); Role Call: Maggie Fox as Librarian

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014, USA)

  • Episode: “Hooked” (5.16, March 1, 2010); Role Call: Catherine Reitman as Henrietta

How’s Your Father? (1974-1975, UK)

  • Episode: “That’s the Ticket” (1.4, Aug. 1974); Role Call: Audrey Barr as Librarian

How’s Your Father? (1979-1980, UK)

  • Episode: “The Older Woman” (1.1, Feb. 1979); Role Call: Anne Jameson as The Librarian

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I, Claudius (1976, UK)

  • Episode: “Waiting in the Wings” (1.3, Sept. 1976); Role Call: John Truscott as librarian

ITV Playhouse (1967-1982, UK)

  • Episode: “Your Name’s Not God, It’s Edgar” (2.17, Dec. 1968); Role Call: Jean Rimmer as Librarian
  • Episode: “Something’s Got to Give” (14.1, 1982); Role Call: Gwyneth Guthrie as Librarian

The Incredible Hulk (1978-1982, USA)

  • Episode: “Deathmask” (3.20, March 1980); Role Call: Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner / David Brent (alias, working as library asst.)
  • Episode: “Equinox” (3.21, March 1980); Role Call: Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner / David Beldon (alias, working as librarian)
  • Episode: “Triangle” (5.5, Nov. 1981); Role Call: Georgia Schmidt as Librarian

The Ink Thief (1994, UK)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Joyce Springer as Miz Tiggle (recurring character)

Inspector Gadget (1983-1986, USA)

  • Episode: “Gadget’s Roma” (2.17, Jan. 1986); Role Call: Rita Taggart as Librarian

Inspector Lewis (2007-2015, UK)

  • Episode: “The Gift of Promise” (5.4, October 2011); Role Call: Uncredited female as Archivist (voice, heard over telephone)

Inspector Manara (2008-2011, Italy)

  • Episode: “The Letters of Leopardi” (1.4, Jan. 2009)

Inspector Morse (1981-2000, UK)

  • Episode: “Twilight of the Gods” (7.3, Jan. 1993); Role Call: Lynne Verrall as Librarian
  • Episode: “The Wench Is Dead” (11.1, Nov. 1998); Role Call: Robert Gasser as Librarian

Invader ZIM (2001-2003, USA)

  • Episode: “Dib’s Wonderful Life of Doom / GIR Goes Crazy and Stuff” (2.7, May 2002); Role Call: Mo Collins as Librarian

Invasion (2005-2006, USA)

  • Episode: “Re-Evolution” (1.18, April 2006); Role Call: Felice Heather Monteith as Librarian

Inzenýrská odysea (1979, Czechoslovakia)

  • Episode: “Promoce” (1.1, 1979); Role Call: Jana Leichtová as Librarian

Ironside, aka The Raymond Burr Show (1967-1975, USA)

  • Episode: “House of Terror” (7.6, Oct. 1973); Role Call: Dabbs Greer as Old Librarian

Ivanhoe (1958, UK)

  • Episode: “Brothers in Arms” (1.16, June 1958); Role Call: Desmond Roberts as Librarian

iZombie (2015-2019, USA)

  • Episode: “Fifty Shades of Grey Matter” (2.11, Feb. 2016)

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Jeff Ltd. (2005-2007, Canada)

  • Episode: “They Call Him Leatherman” (1.7, May 2006); Role Call: Sharlene Yuen as Librarian

Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater (1987-1995, USA)

  • Episode: “Quadriplegia, Nymphomania, and HIV-Positive Night” (Feb. 1995); Role Call: Tracey Walter as Librarian (archive footage from Philadelphia)

The Joey Bishop Show (1961-1965, USA)

  • Episode: “Rusty’s Education” (4.16, Jan. 1965)

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Kim Possible (2002-2007, USA)

  • Episode: “Overdue” (3.7, April 2005); Role Call: April Winchell as Mrs. Hatchett (voice)

Kino’s Journey, aka Kino no tabi (2003, Japan)

  • Unknown episodes; Role Call: Shelley Calene-Black as Librarian; Rick Piersall as Chief Librarian

Knots Landing (1979-1993, USA)

  • Episode: “Truth Will Out” (8.15, Dec. 1986); Role Call: Virgil Wilson as Librarian
  • Episode:  “A Weekend Getaway” (10.6, Dec. 1988); Role Call: Sandra Baskin as Librarian

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Last of the Summer Wine (1973-2010, UK)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Blake Butler as Mr. Wainwright (recurring character, 6 episodes: 1973-1976); Rosemary Martin as Mrs. Partridge (recurring character, 4 episodes: 1973)
  • Episode: “Was That Nora Batty Singing?” (13.3, Nov. 1991); Role Call: Eva Stuart as Librarian
  • Episode: “Ordeal by Trousers” (14.5, Nov. 1992); Role Call: Jim Bowen as Librarian

Law & Order (1990-2010, USA)

  • Episode: “Subterranean Homeboy Blues” (1.2, Sept. 1990); Role Call: Cynthia Belgrave as Librarian
  • Episode: “Personae Non Grata” (18.17, May 2008); Role Call: Ron McLarty as Librarian

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-2011, USA)

  • Episode: “Best Defense” (2.4, Oct. 2002); Role Call: Liberty Jean as Prison Librarian
  • Episode: “Grow” (5.1, Sept. 2005); Role Call: Olivia d’Abo as Nicole Wallace (recurring character; worked in a library in this episode)
  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Rita Moreno as Frances Goren (recurring character, 3 episodes: 2006-2007)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999- , USA)

  • Episode: “Serendipity” (5.5, Oct. 2003); Role Call: Karen Mason as Librarian

Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963, USA)

  • Episode: “Wally’s Girl Trouble” (1.10, Dec. 1957); Role Call: Barbara Dodd as Librarian
  • Episode:  “Beaver’s Library Book” (3.18, Jan. 1960); Role Call: Claudia Bryar as Librarian

Lemmi und die Schmöker (1973-1983, West Germany)

  • Unknown episodes; Role Call: Uta-Maria Schütze as Librarian “Fräulein” Silvia

The Librarians (2007-2010, Australia)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Robyn Butler as Frances O’Brien (main character); Roz Hammond as Christine Grimwood (main character); Heidi Arena as Dawn McConnichie (main character); Keith Brockett as Ky Lee (main character); Alissa Rossack as Barbie Ng (main character); Stephen Ballantyne as Matthew Bytnskov (main character); Josh Lawson as Lachlan Davis (main character); Nicole Nabout as Nada al Farhouk (main character); Bob Franklin as Neil Slider (main character)

The Librarians (2014-2018, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen (main character); John Larroquette as Jenkins (main character); Christian Kane as Jake Stone (main character); Lindy Booth as Cassandra Cillian (main character); John Kim as Ezekiel Jones (main character); Bob Newhart as Judson (recurring character)

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Lou Grant (1977-1982, USA)

  • Episode: “Censored” (3.18, Feb. 1980)

Love, American Style (1969-1974, USA)

  • Episode: “Love and the Lovesick Sailor” (3.7, Oct. 1971); Role Call: Bridget Hanley as Emma (sexy reference librarian)

Love Street (1994-1995, USA)

  • Episode: “Grading on a Curve” (2.2, 1995); Role Call: Bianca Rocilili as Librarian Girl

Lovejoy (1986-1994, UK)

  • Episode: “Lily’s Pearls” (2.10, March 1991); Role Call: Dianne Michaels as Librarian
  • Episode: “Smoke Your Nose” (3.9, March 1992); Role Call: Sarah Flind as Librarian

The Lucy Show (1962-1968, USA)

  • Episode: “Lucy Gets a Roommate” (5.7, Oct. 1966); Role Call: Carol Burnett as Carol Bradford

Lytton’s Diary (1985-1986, UK)

  • Episode: “Rules of Engagement” (2.2, 1986); Role Call: James Woolley as Librarian

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The Magicians (2015-2020, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Mageina Tovah as Zelda Schiff, Head Librarian (recurring character), and Arjun Gupta as Penny Adiyodi, Librarian (recurring character)

Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988, USA)

  • Episode: “The Woman on the Beach” (2.3, Oct. 1981); Role Call: Rebecca Clemons as Librarian

Man in a Suitcase (1967-1968, UK)

  • Episode: “Why They Killed Nolan” (1.17, Jan. 1968); Role Call: Myvanwy Jenn as Librarian

The Man in the High Castle (2015-2019, USA)

  • Episode: “The Road Less Traveled” (2.2, Dec. 2016); Role Call: Michael Yama as Librarian

Mannix (1967-1975, USA)

  • Episode: “Death in a Minor Key” (2.18, Feb. 1969); Role Call: Nancy Burnett as Librarian
  • Episode: “Catspaw” (5.13, Dec. 1971); Role Call: Allison McKay as Librarian

Married with Children (1987-1997, USA)

  • Episode: “He Thought He Could” (3.1, Nov. 1988); Role Call: Lu Leonard as Miss DeGroot; Joseph Dammann as Book Boy

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976-1978, USA)

  • Episode: “Episode #1.5” (Jan. 1976); Role Call: Iris Korn as Librarian
  • Episode: “Episode #1.6” (Jan. 1976); Role Call: Ken Olfson as Librarian

Masterminds (2003- , Canada)

  • Episode: “The Transylvania Job” (Sept. 2006); Role Call: Nicola Matauro as Librarian

Masters of Horror (2005-2007, Canada/USA)

  • Episode: “H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch-House” (1.2, Nov. 2005); Role Call: Donna White as Librarian

Matlock (1986-1995, USA)

  • Episode: “The Sisters” (1.8, Nov. 1986); Role Call: Conchata Ferrell as Mrs. Reese (academic librarian)

Maverick (1957-1962, USA)

  • Episode: “The People’s Friend” (3.21, Feb. 1960); Role Call: Ruth Terry as Librarian

McCready and Daughter (2001, UK)

  • Episode: “No Bed of Roses” (1.5, 2001); Role Call: Josh Cole as Librarian

Medium (2005-2011, USA)

  • Episode: “Doctor’s Orders” (2.12, Jan. 2006); Role Call: Felice Heather Monteith as Librarian

Melrose Place (1992-1999, USA)

  • Episode: “A Fist Full of Secrets” (7.22, Jan. 1999); Role Call: Wendy Speake as Librarian

Menace (1970-1973, UK)

  • Episode: “Good Morning, Yesterday!” (1.2, Oct. 1970); Role Call: Harry Jones as Librarian

The Middle (2009-2018, USA)

  • Episode: “Average Rules” (1.24, May 2010); Role Call: Betty White as Mrs. Nethercott (school librarian)

Midsomer Murders (1997- , UK)

  • Multiple episodes (2003); Role Call: Laura Howard as Cully Barnaby (main character; in a few episodes in 2003, she had a temporary job as the bookmobile librarian)
  • Episode: “Dead Letters” (9.2, Feb. 2006); Role Call: Richard Cant as Alistair Gooding
  • Episode: “Vixen’s Run” (9.3, March 2006); Role Call: Uncredited female

Related post: Murder of a TV librarian in ‘Midsomer Murders’

The Mike O’Malley Show (1999, USA)

  • Episode: “Out of Their League” (1.2, Sept. 1999); Role Call: Dayna Price as Librarian

Millennium (1996-1999, USA)

  • Episode: “Skull and Bones” (3.6, Nov. 1998); Role Call: Barbara Dyke as Librarian

The Millionaire (1955-1960, USA)

  • Episode: “The Barbara Lydon Story” (4.13, Dec. 1957); Role Call: Tido Fedderson as Librarian Patron (uncredited)

Mission: Impossible (1988-1990, USA)

  • Episode: “Target Earth” (2.7, Nov. 1989); Role Call: Michelle Royal as Librarian

Mister Ed (1961-1966, USA)

  • Episode: “Patter of Little Hooves” (4.4, Oct. 1963); Role Call: Riza Royce as Librarian

Mister Peepers (1952-1955, USA)

  • Episode: “The Leather Chair” (3.9, Nov. 1953); Role Call: Charity Grace as Librarian

Mr. & Mrs. North (1952-1953, USA)

  • Episode: “Formula for Trouble” (1.15, Jan. 1953); Role Call: Leslie Turner as Librarian

Mr. D (2012 – , Canada)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Mark Forward as Wayne Leung (recurring character as school librarian, 2012-2014); Kathleen Phillips as Emma Terdie (recurring character as school librarian, 2015-2016)

Mr. Poxycat & Co. (2007, Denmark)

  • Episode: “Lev mens du gør det” (1.4, Aug. 2007); Role Call: Walther Knudsen as Librarian; Eva Panduro as Librarian

Monk (2002-2009, USA)

  • Episode: “Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny” (2.13, Feb. 2004); Role Call: Gloria Hazlewood as Librarian
  • Episode: “Mr. Monk and the Game Show” (3.8, Aug. 2004); Role Call: Lauren Cohn as Susan the Librarian

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-1974, UK)

  • Episode: “Untitled” (1.10, Jan. 1969); Role Call: Eric Idle as Mr. Phipps, “Gorilla Librarian” sketch

Moral Orel (2005-2009, USA)

  • Episode: “Offensiveness” (2.20, Dec. 2006); Role Call: Jay Johnston as Miss Censordall

Mugshots (2000- , USA)

  • Episode: “Donna Trapani – Red Neck Revenge” (2013)

Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996, USA)

  • Episode: “Murder Takes the Bus” (March 1985); Role Call: Rue McClanahan as Miriam Radford
  • Episode: “Night Fears” (8.2, Sept. 1991); Role Call: Mary Pat Gleason as Reference Librarian
  • Episode:  “Family Secrets” (9.2, Sept. 1992); Role Call:  Charley Lang as Arnold Lummis
  • Episode: “Double Jeopardy” (9.12, Jan. 1993); Role Call: Sonia Jackson as Librarian

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Murdoch Mysteries (aka The Artful Detective, 2008- , Canada)

  • Episodes: “Stroll on the Wild Side, Part I” (8.1, July 2012) and “Stroll on the Wild Side, Part 2″(8.2, July 2012)

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2010-2019, USA) — animated series

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle (main character)

My Family (2000-2011, UK)

  • Episode: “My Fair Charlady” (5.8, May 2004); Role Call: Crispin Harris as Librarian

Mysterious Ways (2000-2002, USA)

  • Episode: “Demons” (1.9, Sept. 2000); Role Call: Yee Jee Tso as Librarian

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Najwazniejszy dzien zycia (1974, Poland)

  • Episode: “Gra” (1.2, Sept. 1974); Role Call: Anna Janisz as Librarian

New Tricks (2003-2015, UK)

  • Episode: “Wicca Work” (3.5, May 2006); Role Call: Alison Skilbeck as Librarian

Newhart (1982-1990, USA)

  • Episode: “What Makes Dick Run” (3.22, May 1985); Role Call: Estelle Getty as Miriam the Librarian

The Night Stalker, aka Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975, USA)

  • Episode: “Mr. R.I.N.G.” (1.12, Jan. 1975); Role Call: Maidie Norman as Librarian Miss Byrett

Numb3rs (2005-2010, USA)

  • Episode: “One Hour” (3.17, Feb. 2007); Role Call: Susan Krebs as Librarian

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Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998, USA)

  • Episode: “The Ugly Duck-Thing” (1998); Role Call: Kath Soucie as Librarian

The Old Guys (2009, UK)

  • Episode: “Quiz” (2.1, July 2010); Role Call: Cherie Lunghi as Barbara

Once a Thief (1996-1998, Canada)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: James Allodi as Nathan Muckle (recurring character, 1997-1998)

Once Upon a Time (1970s, Nebraska Public Television, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Linda K. Peterson as Marion the Librarian (main character)

Once Upon a Time (2011-2018, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Emilie de Ravin as Belle French (recurring character, 94 episodes, 2012-2016)

Orange is the New Black (2013-2019, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Danielle Brooks as Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson (main character, works in the prison library), Samira Wiley as Pouseey Washington (main character, works in the prison library)

Orphan Black (2013-2017, UK)

  • Episode:  “Variations Under Domestication” (1.6, May 2013)

The Outer Limits (1995-2002, Canada/USA)

  • Episode: “The Inheritors” (5.17, July 1999); Role Call: Nicole Robert as Librarian

The Outsider (1968-1969, USA)

  • Episode: “A Lot of Muscle” (1.23, March 1969); Role Call: Vivian Rhodes as Librarian

Oz (1997-2003, USA)

  • Multiple episodes in Season 1; Role call: Patti Lupone as Stella Coffa

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The Paper Chase (1978-1986, USA)

  • Episode: “Decisions: Part 1” (3.1, April 1985); Role Call: Robert Symonds as Librarian

Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (1990-1993, USA)

  • Episode: “Saving Grace” (1.8, Oct. 1990); Role Call: Phyllis Flax as Librarian

Parks and Recreation (2009-2015, USA)

  • Episodes: “Ron and Tammy” (2.8, Nov 2009); “Ron & Tammy: Part Two” (3.4, Feb. 2011); Role Call: Megan Mullally as Tammy Swanson, Deputy Director of Library Services (recurring character)

Party Girl (1996, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Christine Taylor as Mary (main character); Swoosie Kurtz as Judy Burkhard (main character); Merrin Dungey as Wanda (main character)

Party of Five (1994-2000, USA)

  • Episode: “Gifts” (5.9, Dec. 1998); Role Call: Linda Kim as Librarian

Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson’s… (1996, UK)

  • Episode: “The Missing Page” (1.4, Feb. 1996); Role Call: Patrick Barlow as Librarian; David Hatton as Curator

Paul Temple (1969-1971, UK)

  • Episode: “Critics Yes! But This Is Ridiculous!” (4.13, Sept. 1971); Role Call: Angus Lennie as Librarian

Penny Palabras: Penoptica (2017, USA)

  • Multiple episodes of video journal series accompanying the Penny Palabras movie (2018), in which Susan Echles-Orton plays The Librarian.

Perry Mason (1957-1966, USA)

  • Episode: “The Case of the Bogus Books” (6.1, Sept. 1962); Role Call: Renee Godfrey as Lady Librarian

Petticoat Junction (1963–1970, USA)

  • Episode:  “Have Library Will Travel” (2.3, Oct. 1964); Role Call: Dianne Foster as librarian Phyllis Marsh
  • Episode:  “The Cannonball Bookmobile” (6.18, Feb. 1969); Role Call: Betty White as librarian Adelle Colby

The Phil Silvers Show, aka Sergeant Bilko; Sgt. Bilko (1955-1959, USA)

  • Episode: “Bilko the Marriage Broker” (2.30, April 1957); Role Call: Janet Fox as The Librarian

Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015, USA) — animated series

  • Multiple episodes ; Role Call: Steve Zahn (voice) as Sherman, aka “Swampy” (his stage name) as a drummer-turned-librarian (recurring character)

Pie in the Sky (1994-1997, UK)

  • Episode: “Once a Copper” (1.4, April 1994); Role Call: Susannah Elliot as University Librarian

Portlandia (2011-2018, USA)

  • Episode:  “Farm” (1.1, Jan. 2011); Takes place in the reading room of the Portland Community College library, Cascadia branch

Power Rangers Wild Force (2002-2003, USA)

  • Episode: “Secrets and Lies” (1.18, June 2002); Role Call: Shannon Muchow as Librarian

Press Gang (1989-1993, UK)

  • Episode: “Picking Up the Pieces” (2.2, Jan. 1990); Role Call: Tessa Shaw as Librarian

Professor T (2015-2018, Belgium)

  • Episode: “A Fatal Mistake” (1.2, Aug. 2017); Role Call: Rudy Goes as Armand de Sutter, chief university librarian (and murder victim)

Psych (2006-2014, USA)

  • Episode:  “Dual Spires” (5.12, Dec. 2010); Role Call:  Sherilyn Fenn as librarian Maudette Hornsby

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Psychoville (2009-2011, UK)

  • Episode:  “Survivors” (2.1, May 2011); Role Call:  Reece Shearsmith as librarian Jeremy Goode

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Quatermass and the Pit (1958-1959, UK)

  • Episode: “Imps and Demons” (1.3, Jan. 1959); Role Call: Donald McCollum as Elderly Librarian; Fletcher Lightfoot as Abbey Librarian

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Racket Squad (1951-1953, USA)

  • Episode: “The Case of the Hearse Chaser” (2.26, Feb. 1952); Role Call: Helen Holm as Librarian

The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992, UKd)

  • Episode: “Usher II” (4.5, Aug. 1990); Role Call: Patrick Macnee as William Stendahl

Reading Rainbow (1983-2006, USA)

  • Episode: “Alistair in Outer Space” (3.7, June 1986)

The Reading Rangers (2001-2005, Canada)

  • Unknown episodes; Role Call: Julie Zwillich as The Librarian

The Real McCoys (1957-1963, USA)

  • Episode: “The New Librarian” (4.6, Nov. 1960)

The Replacements (2006-2009, USA)

  • Episode: “Quiet Riot” (1.6, Sept. 2006)

The Returned (aka Les revenants, 2012-2015, France)

  • Multiple episodes: Role Call:  Clotilde Hesme as Adèle

Riptide (1984-1986, USA)

  • Episode: “The Play’s the Thing” (3.17, March 1986); Role Call: Frances Bay as Librarian

The Rogues (1964-1965, USA)

  • Episode: “The Stefanini Dowry” (1.3, Sept. 1964); Role Call: Sarah Selby as Librarian

The Roly Mo Show (2004, UK)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Wayne Forester as Roly Mo (voice, title character)

Rosemary & Thyme (2003-2006, UK)

  • Episode: “The Cup of Silence” (3.1, Dec. 2005); Role Call: Laura Checkley as Librarian

Round the Twist (1989, UK/Canada/Australia)

  • Episode: “Spaghetti Pig Out” (1.5, May 1989); Role Call: Rainey Carah as Librarian

Route 66 (1960-1964, USA)

  • Episode: “Who in His Right Mind Needs a Nice Girl?” (4.19, Feb. 1964)

Ruby Skye P.I. (2012, Canada, web series)

  • Episode:  “The Haunted Library.” (Season 2, October 2012); Role Call:  Rosemary Dunsmore as librar owner Ava O’Deary

Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1988-2000, UK)

  • Episode: “Talking to Strange Men” (Dec. 1992); Role Call: Sara Griffiths as Penelope, librarian

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Sea of Souls (2004-2007, UK)

  • Episode: “Seeing Double: Part 1”; “Seeing Double: Part 2” (1.1-2, Feb. 2004); Role Call: Graham Pountney as Librarian
  • Episode: “Succubus” (3.5, Feb. 2006); Role Call: Cara Kelly as Librarian

Seed (2013-2014, Canada)

  • Episode:  “Corner Orifice” (1.6, March 2013); Role Call:  Douglas MacAuley as a library guard

Seinfeld (1990-1998, USA)

  • Episode: “The Library” (3.5, Oct. 1991); Role Call: Ashley Gardner as Marion

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-2019, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Sara Rue as Olivia Caliban/”The Librarian” (recurring character, 7 episodes, 2018)

Serpico (1976-1977, USA)

  • Episode: “The Traitor in Our Midst” (1.2, Oct. 1976); Role Call: Cloyce Morrow as Librarian

Sesame Street (1969- , USA)

  • Episode: “The Bookaneers” (38.1, Aug. 2007)

The Sex Files (1999-2005, Canada) — documentary TV series

  • Episode: “Top 10 Sexual Archetypes” (6.12, Dec. 2005)

SGU Stargate Universe (2009–2011, USA)

  • Episode:  “Epilogue” (2.18, April 2011)

Shadows (1975-1978, UK)

  • Episode: “The Dark Streets of Kimballs Green” (4.13, Dec. 1957); Role Call: Karen Archer as Librarian

Shake It Up (2010-2013, USA)

  • Episode:  “Parent Trap It Up” (2.16, March 2012); Role Call:  Tyra Banks as Miss Burke, a school librarian

Shameless (2004-2013, UK)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Pauline McLynn as Libby Croker (recurring character, 24 episodes, 2010-2011)

Sherlock (2010- , UK)

  • Episode: “The Blind Banker” (1.2, Oct. 2010)

Short Cuts (2002, Australia)

  • Episode: “Action!” (1.1, April 2002); Role Call: Anna Hayes as Librarian

Silent Library (2008–2011, USA)

  • Multiple episodes, library set

Silent Witness (1996- , UK)

  • Episode: “A Kind of Justice” (4.2, June 1999); Role Call: Blondell Taylor as Librarian
  • Episode: “A Good Body” (4.3, June 1999); Role Call: Caroline Payne as Hospital Librarian

Simon & Simon (1981-1988, USA)

  • Episode: “Ties That Bind” (4.13, Dec. 1957); Role Call: Marcia Gay Harden as Librarian, Joan

The Simpsons (1989- , USA)

  • Episode: “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace” (10.2, Sept. 1998); Role Call: Maggie Roswell as Librarian
  • Episode: “Bart the Mother” (10.3, Sept. 1998); Role Call: Tress MacNeille as Librarian
  • Episode: “Last Tap Dance in Springfield”; Role Call:  (11.20, May 2000)

Sleeper Cell, aka Sleeper Cell: American Terror (2005, USA)

  • Episode: “Al-Faitha” (1.1, Dec. 2005); Role Call: Albert Hall as Jail Librarian
  • Episode: “Intramural” (1.8, Dec. 2005); Role Call: Albert Hall as Jail Librarian

Sliders (1995-2000, USA)

  • Episode: “Eggheads” (1.6, April 1995); Role Call: Amanda O’Leary as Librarian

Softly Softly (1966-1976, UK)

  • Episode: “Welcome to the Club” (8.11, Nov. 1972); Role Call: Pamela Alan as Librarian

Solo (1981-1982, UK)

  • Episode: “Episode #1.1” (Jan. 1981); Role Call: Damaris Hayman as Librarian

Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014, USA)

  • Episode:  “Na Triobloidi” (2.13, Dec. 2009), scene in Stockton State Prison library

Spooks, aka MI-5 (2002-2011, UK)

  • Episode: “Episode #5.9” (Oct. 2006); Role Call: Lucy Scott as Librarian

Star Trek (1966-1969, USA)

  • Episode: “All Our Yesterdays” (3.23, March 1969); Role Call: Ian Wolfe as Mr. Atoz

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2015, USA)

  • Episodes:  “Holocron Heist” (2.1, Oct. 2009); “Lightsaber Lost” (2.11, Jan. 2010); “Assassin” (3.7, Oct. 2010); “The Lost One” (6.10, March 2014); Role Call:  Flo DiRe as Jocasta Nu (Jedi librarian)

Still Game (2002-2007, UK)

  • Episode: “Doacters” (2.3, April 2003); Role Call: Kate Donnelly as Librarian – Frances

Strange (2003, UK)

  • Episode: “Costa Burra” (1.3, June 2003); Role Call: Jenny Howe as Librarian

The Street (2006-2009, UK)

  • Episode: “Stan” (1.2, April 2006); Role Call: Sandra Hunt as Librarian

Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977, USA)

  • Episode:  “Mask of Death” (3.4, Oct. 1974)

Strowlers (2018- , USA)

  • Episode: “Pilot” (1.1, Oct. 2018); Role Call: Lisa Coronado as Pepper Jones
  • Episode: “The Traveler – West Cork, Ireland” (1.2, Nov. 2018); Role Call: Lisa Coronado as Pepper Jones

Supernatural (2005- , USA)

  • Episode: “Hookman” (1.7, Oct. 2005); Role Call: Chelah Horsdal as Cute Librarian
  • Episode: “Provenance” (1.19, April 2006); Role Call: Jay Brazeau as Librarian

SuperNormal (2007-2008, UK)

  • Episode: “Would Like to Eat” (1.20, Oct. 2007); Role Call: Sarah Hadland as Changerella / Librarian (voice)

Surface (2005-2006, USA)

  • Episode: “Episode #1.13” (Jan. 2006); Role Call: Mick Walker as Librarian

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Taggart (1983-2010, UK)

  • Episode: “The Ties That Bind” (21.3, Jan. 2005)

Tales from the Crypt (1989-1996, USA)

  • Episode: “Maniac at Large” (4.10, Aug. 1992); Role Call: Blythe Danner as Margaret

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009, USA)

  • Episode: “Self Made Man” (2.11, Dec. 2008)

The Texas Wheelers (1974-1975, USA)

  • Episode: “The Bookmobile” (1.2, July 1975); Role Call: Christina Hart as Librarian

That Girl (1966-1971, USA)

  • Episode: “Secret Ballot” (3.6, Oct. 1968); Role Call: Florence Halop as Librarian; Penny Marshall as Assistant Librarian

That ’70s Show (1998-2006, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Shannon Elizabeth as Brooke (recurring character, 9 episodes: 2003-2005)

That’s Life (2000-2002, USA)

  • Episode: “Pilot” (1.1, Oct. 2000); Role Call: Lynn Wanlass as Librarian
  • Episode: “Gutterball” (2.17, 2002); Role Call: Elizabeth Susan Carter as Librarian

Third Rock from the Sun (1996-2001, USA)

  • Episode: “Dick and the Single Girl (2.24, May 1997); Role Call: Christina Baranski as Sonja

Third Watch (1999-2005, USA)

  • Episode: “Sunny, Like Sunshine” (1.6, Nov. 1999); Role Call: Lisa Summerour as Librarian

Those Who Can’t (2016- , USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Maria Thayer as Abbey Logan, school librarian

Thriller (1973-1976, UK)

  • Episode:  “File It under Fear” (1.8, June 1973) ; Role Call:  Maureen Lipman as British village librarian Liz Morris, Richard O’Callaghan as library assistant George Bailey

Trailer Park Boys (2001-2008, Canada)

  • Episode: “A Dope Trailer is No Place for a Kitty” (2.4, July 2002); Role Call: Joanne Hagen as Librarian

Le Trésor des Templiers (1992, France)

  • Episode: “Episode #1.10” (1992); Role Call: Kati Zsurzs as Librarian Woman

True Jackson, VP (2008-2011, USA)

  • morEpisode: “True Matchmaker” (1.8, Feb. 2009)
  • Episode: “The Hunky Librarian” (2.9, March 2010)

The Twilight Zone (1959-1964, USA)

  • Episode: “The Obsolete Man” (2.29, June 1961); Role Call: Burgess Meredith as Romney Wordsworth

The Twilight Zone, aka The New Twilight Zone (1985-1989, UK/Canada/USA)

  • Episode:  “The Shadow Man” (1.10a, Nov. 1985)
  • Episode: “Take My Life… Please! / Devil’s Alphabet / The Library” (1.22, March 1986)
  • Episode: “There Was an Old Woman” (3.13, Dec. 1988); Role Call: David Hughes as Librarian

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998-2001, USA)

  • Episode: “Two Guys, a Girl and a Proposal” (2.14, Jan. 1999); Role Call: Pat Crawford Brown as Librarian

The Two Ronnies (1971-1987, UK)

  • Episode:  “Episode #10.2” (10.2, Dec. 1983)

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2019, USA)

  • Episode:  “Kimmy Rides a Bike!” (1.11, March 2015); Role Call: Natalie Carter as Librarian

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Van Speijk (2006-2007, The Netherlands )

  • Episode: “Het geld dat stom is, maakt krom wat recht is” (1.12, March 2006); Role Call: Hanneke Riemer as Librarian

Veritas: The Quest (2003, USA)

  • Episode: “Skulls” (1.3, Feb. 2003); Role Call: Liz Gordon as Librarian

Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985, UK)

  • Episode: “Episode #1.6” (Feb. 1985); Role Call: Celia Imrie as Librarian; Duncan Preston as Librarian

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The Waltons (1972-1981, USA)

  • Episode: “The Bequest” (2.12, Nov. 1973); Role Call: Eunice Christopher as Librarian

Waynehead (1996-1997, USA)

  • Episode: “Special Delivery” (1.11, 1996?); Role Call: Robert Fieldsteel as Librarian (voice)

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958-1960, USA)

  • Episode:  “Perilous” (1.23, June 1959) ; Role Call:  Joan Fontaine as British spy Margaret Lewis, posing as a librarian in 1937 Germany

Where the Heart Is (1997-2006, UK)

  • Episode: “Legacy” (4.14, Aug. 2000); Role Call: Tonicha Jeronimo as Librarian

White Collar (2009-2014, USA)

  • Episode: “Identity Crisis” (4.6, Aug. 2012); Role Call: Mircea Monroe as Tempest

Wild ARMs: Twilight Venom (1999-2000, Japan)

  • Unknown episodes; Role Call: Dave Mallow as Librarian B

Wind at My Back (1996-2001, Canada)

  • Episode: “Marriage of True Minds” (5.6, Jan. 2001); Role Call: Laurel Morgan as Librarian

The Winner (2006, USA)

  • Episode: “Broken Home” (1.2, April 2007); Role Call: Will Tiao as Librarian

The Wire (2002-2008, USA)

  • Episode: “All Prologue” (2.6, July 2003) ; Role Call: Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as D’Angelo Barksdal
  • Episode: “Late Editions” (5.9, March 2008); Role Call: Jon Jolles as Sun Librarian

Wire in the Blood (2002-2008, UK)

  • Episode: “Justice Painted Blind: Part 1” (1.5, Sept. 2002); Role Call: Katie Wimpenny as Librarian
  • Episode: “The Darkness of Light” (2.2, Dec. 2003); Role Call: Julia Dalkin as Librarian

Wishbone (1995-1998, USA)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call: Mary Chris Wall as Ellen Talbot (recurring character, 14 episodes: 1995-1998)

Woof! (1989-1997, UK)

  • Episode: “Episode #1.3” (March 1989); Role Call: Sheila Steafel as Librarian
  • Episode: “When My Sheep Comes In” (9.3, Jan. 1997); Role Call: Ken Morley as Librarian

Related post: ‘Woof!’ Beware of librarian

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The X-Files (1993-2002, USA)

  • Episode: “Conduit” (1.3, Oct. 1993); Role Call: Uncredited female librarian
  • Episode:  “Three Words” (8.16, April 2001); Role Call:  “Marion the Librarian” prisoner librarian

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Yallahrup Færgeby (2007, Denmark)

  • Multiple episodes; Role Call:  Esben Pretzmann as voice of school librarian Morten (main character, 24 episodes)

You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015-2016, USA)

  • Role Call:  Jenna Fischer as Rhonda (main character, 10 episodes:  2015)

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