Librarians In Romance

Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list, and this listing does not constitute any endorsement on my part for specific authors and/or titles. Title links are affiliate links to Amazon, unless otherwise noted, and mostly digital/ebook editions. 💖 = a Wendy favorite.


The Scandalous Miss by Donna Bell
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles (LGBTQ) (hero organizes libraries of the well-to-do) librarian hero
The Wicked West by Victoria Dahl
Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare (heroine working to start a library in her town)
The Wicked Cousin by Zabrina Faire
An Unsuitable Bride by Jane Feather
A Dangerous Arrangement by Mona Gedney
To Wed A Texan by Georgina Gentry
Breathless by Laura Lee Guhrke 💖
The Book Of Seven Delights by Betina Krahn
Beauty by Caroline Lee
Seven Secrets Of Seduction by Anne Mallory (bookseller hired to catalog library)
This Wicked Gift by Courtney Milan
Emma and the Outlaw by Linda Lael Miller
The Wild Marquis by Miranda Neville (rare book expert/bookseller)
Adrian's Librarian by Hollis Shiloh (LGBTQ) librarian hero
My Lord Lion by Rebecca Ward


Breathe by Kristen Ashley
Playing with Fire by Alison Bliss
Jaded by Anne Calhoun
The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun
The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr
Biker's Librarian by Shyla Colt (POC) 
Checking Out Love by R. Cooper (LGBTQ) library assistant hero
Broken Resolutions by Olivia Dade
My Reckless Valentine by Olivia Dade librarian hero
Mayday by Olivia Dade
Ready to Fall by Olivia Dade
Driven to Distraction by Olivia Dade (POC)
Hidden Hearts by Olivia Dade (POC)
Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl
Looking for Trouble by Victoria Dahl
Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl librarian hero 
Calling It by Jen Doyle
The Fireside Inn by Lily Everett
Hot by Julia Harper
Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz
Good Girls Do by Cathie Linz
Luck Be A Lady by Cathie Linz
Mad, Bad and Blonde by Cathie Linz
Tempted Again by Cathie Linz
Wanting What You Get by Kathy Love
Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber
Summer Nights by Susan Mallery
Bear Among the Books by T.J. Masters (LGBTQ) librarian hero
Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller
Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi
That Night On Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers
The Parker Project by Joan Elliott Pickart
The Tycoon's Kiss by Jane Porter
The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers
The Bad Boy Billionaire's Girl Gone Wild by Maya Rodale
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
Wanting by Kirsty Smith
The Undateable by Sarah Title
Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper
Slow and Steady Rush by Laura Trentham
Busted by Shiloh Walker (POC)
Drive Me Crazy by Nancy Warren
Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir
Ballantyne's Destiny by Kimberley White (POC)
Lakeshore Christmas by Susan Wiggs

Romantic Suspense

The Viper's Kiss by Shannon Curtis 
Open Season by Linda Howard
Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz
Smoke In Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz
The Librarian and the Spy by Susan Mann
A Covert Affair by Susan Mann
All Jacked Up by Penny McCall

Erotic Romance / Erotica

Overdue For Pleasure by Shelley Aikens
Made For Each Other by Morgan Ashbury librarian hero
Soloplay by Miranda Baker 
Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian by Logan Belle
Emotion in Motion by Lynne Connolly librarian hero (Rights recently reverted back to author)
Red Alert by Lynne Connolly
Another Chance by Portia Da Costa (archivist)
In Too Deep by Portia Da Costa 💖
The Tutor by Portia Da Costa 💖
The Best Kind of Trouble by Lauren Dane
Lust in the Library by Amelia Fayer
Split by Kristina Lloyd
Eye Candy by Sandy Lynn
Hard Time by Cara McKenna
Mr. Smith's Whip by Brynn Paulin
The Gift (previously published as Seven Day Loan) by Tiffany Reisz librarian hero
Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice
Passionate Pleasures by Bertrice Small
Addicted by Charlotte Stein 💖
Librarian By Day by Paige Tyler


Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (steampunk)
Blood, Smoke and Mirrors by Robyn Bachar
The Importance of Being Emily by Robyn Bachar
Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire by Michelle Bardsley
Bound By Blood by Evie Byrne
Carolina Wolf by Sela Carson
Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle
Timeless Desire by Gwen Cready
Storm Of Shadows by Christina Dodd
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
The Wicked by Thea Harrison
Like A Charm by Candace Havens
Aphrodite's Kiss by Julie Kenner
Girl's Guide To Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
Sorcery and the Single Girl by Mindy Klasky
Magic and the Modern Girl by Mindy Klasky
Single Witch's Survival Guide by Mindy Klasky
Joy of Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky
Out Of The Night by Robin T. Popp
Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts
The Demon's Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow


Bachelor to the Rescue by Lorraine Beatty (LI #923)
Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden
Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray 


Black Velvet by Carrie Alexander (HT #689)
Three Little Words by Carrie Alexander (HSR #1186) 💖
The Major and the Librarian by Nikki Benjamin (SSE #1228)
When the Lights Go Down by Heidi Betts (SD #1686)
The Temptation of Rory Monahan by Elizabeth Bevarly (SD #1363) 💖
What The Librarian Did by Karina Bliss (HSR #1622) 💖
Covert Agent's Virgin Affair by Linda Conrad (SRS #1620)
The Notorious Groom by Caroline Cross (SD #1143)
Unlikely Partners by Jacqueline Diamond (HA #218)
Moment To Moment by Barbara Delinsky w/a Bonnie Drake (Candlelight Ecstasy #219)
Colton Copycat Killer by Marie Ferrarella (HRS #1879)
Second Sight by Rebecca Flanders (HA #58) (description is "off" on Amazon - linking to FictionDB for now)
Monday Man by Kristin Gabriel (Love and Laughter #56)
The Librarian's Passionate Knight by Cindy Gerard (SD #1525)
More Than Words by Elizabeth Glenn (HT #195)
The Librarian's Secret Wish by Carol Grace (SR #1473)
Baby Talk and Wedding Bells by Brenda Harlen (HSE #2529)
The Mighty Quinns: Riley by Kate Hoffman (HB #641)
CJ's Fate by Kay Hooper (Loveswept #32)
Match Made In Court by Janice Kay Johnson (HSR #1620)
Barely Mistaken by Jennifer LaBrecque (HT #886)
Miss Emmaline and the Archangel by Rachel Lee (SIM #482)
The Bride and the Bargain by Allison Leigh (SSE #1882)
Montana Lawman by Allison Leigh (SSE #1497)
Navarro Or Not by Tina Leonard (HA #1037)
Between the Covers by Cathie Linz (Harlequin Duets #48)
Handyman by Cathie Linz (SD #616)
Flirting With Trouble by Cathie Linz (SD #722)
Wildfire by Cathie Linz (Candlelight Ecstasy #157)
Lightning that Lingers by Laura London (Loveswept #25)
Danger in the Desert by Merline Lovelace (SRS #1640)
A Little Bit Country by Debbie Macomber (HR #3038)
Jean Marlowe, Hospital Librarian by Margaret Malcolm (HR #600)
No Strings Attached by Prudence Martin (Candlelight Ecstasy Supreme #12)
The Master's Mistress by Carole Mortimer (HP #2923 - heroine not librarian, but hired as cataloger)
The Marine's Temptation by Jennifer Morey (HRS #1840)
In The Cards by Julie Meyers (HSR #396)
Next of Kin by Tracy Montoya (HI #883)
The Librarian's Secret Scandal by Jennifer Morey (SRS #1624)
Stranger Than Fiction by Diana Morgan (Second Chance At Love #444)
Thick As Thieves by Marie Nicole (HI #21)
The Temptation of Savannah O'Neill by Molly O'Keefe (HSR #1651)
The Library Tree by Lilian Peake (HR #1628) librarian hero
I Still Do by Christie Ridgway (SSE #1950)
Runaway Bride Returns! by Christie Ridgway (SSE #1973)
The Winning Hand by Nora Roberts (SSE #1202)
The Adventuress by M.J. Rodgers (HA #520)
Amber By Night by Sharon Sala (SD #1495)
A Summer to Come Home by Dallas Schulze (HA #368)
Vegas Two-Step by Liz Talley (HSR #1639)
Maddy Lawrence's Big Adventure by Linda Turner (SIM #709)
Something Unexpected by Wendy Warren (SSE #2105)
Cop On Loan by Jeannie Watt (HSR #1520)
The Driven Snowe by Cathy Yardley (HB #14)

Library As Place
Main couple may not be librarians or library paraprofessionals, but the library as a place is featured prominently in the story.

What The Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie (hero has seven ex-girlfriends who are all librarians!)
Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O'Keefe (heroine on the run starts using local library) 💖
Tenderly by Cheryl Reavis (hero is regular library patron)
By Your Side by Kasie West (YA ; Teens locked in library over a weekend)

Did you know there were a mess of "library career romances" published in the 1950s/1960s?  If you're looking for such titles, be sure to check out Library Career Romances, a web site that is now defunct, but can still be accessed via the Internet Archive.

If you have title suggestions to add to the list - please feel free to drop me an e-mail. Books must be romances feature either a happily-ever-after or a happy-for-now.  Self-published, traditional published, out of print, in print - it's all good.

Last Updated 4/15/17