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.


A Western Christmas Homecoming by Lynna Banning, Lauri Robinson and Kathryn Albright (Banning story)
The Scandalous Miss by Donna Bell
Romancing Olive by Holly Bush
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles (LGBTQ) (hero organizes libraries of the well-to-do) librarian hero
Ready Set Rogue by Manda Collins (heroine inherits estate with massive library)
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
The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock (1952)
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)
The Librarian's Spell by Patricia Rice (fantasy elements)
Adrian's Librarian by Hollis Shiloh (LGBTQ) librarian hero (title unavailable? ; updated 12/2/19)
My Lord Lion by Rebecca Ward


The Librarian's Rake by Z. Allora (LGBTQ) librarian hero
Breathe by Kristen Ashley
Wanting It All by Christi Barth
Playing with Fire by Alison Bliss 
So Right by Darcy Burke
No Offense by Meg Cabot
Jaded by Anne Calhoun
The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun
Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter
The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr
Locked Out by Anna Chastain
Biker's Librarian by Shyla Colt (POC) 
Checking Out Love by R. Cooper (LGBTQ) library assistant hero
Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter by R. Cooper (LGBTQ) librarian hero
Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan (LGBTQ) librarian hero
Desire and the Deep Blue Sea by Olivia Dade librarian 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 
Lone Star Nights by Justine Davis
How to Seduce a Bad Boy by Traci Douglass
Calling It by Jen Doyle
Overdue by Miranda Elaine
The Fireside Inn by Lily Everett 
Desolation Road by Christine Feehan
The Little Library by Kim Fielding (LGBTQ) librarian hero (sort of) 
Returning His Love by Jacqueline Francis
Stud in the Stacks by Pippa Grant librarian hero
Goody Two Shoes by Janet Elizabeth Henderson
Hot by Julia Harper
American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera (LGBTQ) (POC) librarian hero
Dancing in the Dark by Virginia Kelly
Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz
Highland Fling by Anna Larner (LGBTQ)
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
Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
Wanting What You Get by Kathy Love 
His to Cherish by Stacey Lynn
Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber
Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Summer Nights by Susan Mallery
Bear Among the Books by T.J. Masters (LGBTQ) librarian hero
Montana Creeds: Dylan by Linda Lael Miller
Then Came You by Jeannie Moon
Love Overdue by Pamela Morsi
Junk by Josephine Myles (LGBTQ)
That Night On Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers
Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras (POC)
Bamf by SJD Peterson (LGBTQ) library assistant hero
The Parker Project by Joan Elliott Pickart
The Tycoon's Kiss by Jane Porter
Hearts to Hold by Charish Reid librarian hero
Mister Hockey by Lia Riley
The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers
The Bad Boy Billionaire's Girl Gone Wild by Maya Rodale
Dating My Best Friend by Annie J. Rose
Summer on Mirror Lake by JoAnn Ross
Good Guys Wear Black by Lizbeth Selvig
A Sweeter Spot by Donna Simonella
Worth the Wait by Sophia Sinclair
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
Wanting by Kirsty Smith
Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne
Falling for Trouble by Sarah Title librarian hero
Laws of Attraction by Sarah Title
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
The Seduction of Kinley Foster by Lisa Wells 
More Than We Bargained For by Fiona West
Check Me Out by Becca Wilhite
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson
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
To the Limit by Virginia Kelly
Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz
Smoke In Mirrors by Jayne Ann Krentz
Renegade by Mia London and Susan Sheehey
The Librarian and the Spy by Susan Mann
A Covert Affair by Susan Mann
An Uncommon Honeymoon by Susan Mann
All Jacked Up by Penny McCall
Not a Hero by Cherise Sinclair

Erotic Romance / Erotica

Dark Fire by Denise A. Agnew
Overdue For Pleasure by Shelley Aikens
The Dom Project by Solace Ames and Heloise Belleau
Made For Each Other by Morgan Ashbury librarian hero
Heavy Issues by Elle Aycart
Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian by Logan Belle
Emotion in Motion by Lynne Connolly librarian hero (former Ellora's Cave title, currently OP)
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
Sweet Snowfall by Willa Edwards
Lust in the Library by Amelia Fayer
The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting
Inheritance by Katrina Jackson (POC)
Virgin Seeks Bad-Ass Boy by Ruth D. Kerce
Looking Inside by Beth Kery
Split by Kristina Lloyd
Eye Candy by Sandy Lynn
Sweet Heat: Volume 1 by Kelly Maher  (2 stories feature librarians, 1 librarian hero)
Hard Time by Cara McKenna
Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone
By the Book by Scarlett Parrish (librarian hero)
Mr. Smith's Whip by Brynn Paulin
Love in the Stacks by Delilah Peters (librarian hero)
The Gift (previously published as Seven Day Loan) by Tiffany Reisz librarian hero
Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice
Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan
A Lesson in Thorns by Sierra Simone
Passionate Pleasures by Bertrice Small
Addicted by Charlotte Stein 💖
Librarian By Day by Paige Tyler
Soloplay by Amanda Usen (previously published under name Miranda Baker)
Booked by Leandra Vane (LGBTQ) librarian hero


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
The Librarian and the Orc by Finley Fenn
Roaring Midnight by Colleen Gleason (historical)
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
The Wicked by Thea Harrison
Like A Charm by Candace Havens 
The Elemental Mystery Series by Elizabeth Hunter
Aphrodite's Kiss by Julie Kenner
Washington Witches Series by Mindy Klasky
Predator's Trinity by Rosanna Leo
Second Chance by Audra North 
The Librarian's Vampire Assistant Series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Out Of The Night by Robin T. Popp 
A Snowflake at Midnight by Anne Renwick
Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts
Mercenary Librarians series by Kit Rocha
The Demon's Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow
Chaos in the Coven by Saskia Walker
Baby, I'm Howling For You by Christine Warren


Bachelor to the Rescue by Lorraine Beatty (LI #923)
Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden
Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray  
The Librarian of Boone's Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer


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) 💖
Innocent in the Sheikh's Palace by Dani Collins (HP #3862)
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)
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) 
The SEAL's Secret Daughter by Christy Jeffries (HSE #2680)
Bringing Maddie Home by Janice Kay Johnson (HSR #1884) heroine is library tech
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)
Partners in Crime by Anne Stuart (HA #246)
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)
Protected by the Prince by Annie West (HP Extra #137)
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!)
Masque by W.R. Gingell ("Beast" hero hides out in library)
Sweet Surrender by Nina Lane (hero being forced to organize family company library)
Servant of the Crown by Melissa McShane (Lady-In-Waiting heroine covets Royal Library)
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)
Where Their Hearts Collide by Zoe York (heroine had to drop out of library school)

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 5/5/2021