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Collections: Screenplays

All Library Resources


The Library has over 6,000 screenplays and other related theatre plays, treatments, and storyboards accessible online and some physical copies at the Library. 

Screenplays & Treatments Resources

Unpublished Scripts

LAFS Library houses unpublished scripts in both feature films and television. Most of these scripts are listed in the Library Catalog by title, so it works best to search by title. Additional unpublished scripts may be available as part of a special collection.   

  • Search LAFS Library Catalog for Scripts
  • Television Shows Represented in Library Catalog

Search and browse scripts in the Library OPAC Catalog.  

Published Scripts

Published Scripts and Plays are in book format 

The LAFS Library has a collection of Newmarket Press Sooting Scripts. Search the Library Catalog for "The Shooting Script."

The LAFS Library collects published scripts! Most are final shooting scripts. 

Below are some hints on using the Library Catalog to find script titles:

  1. If you are looking for a specific title and get too many hits, also search by the name of the screenwriter, or the director.
  2. Many published scripts (especially for television) have no subject heading at all, and will only have the words "script," "scripts," "film script," "shooting script," or "screenplay" in the title or keywords. You can alternatively do a subject search for the name of a film or program, and this will sometimes produce a title that includes the script.

Search and browse published scripts in the Library OPAC Catalog

Alexander Street Press Film Scripts Online Database

The LAFS Library has scripts available through the Alexander Street Film Scripts Database. Click and browse through the database to find digital scripts.