Theatre Alberta’s script library has more than 23,000 titles of playscripts, musicals, periodicals, and reference materials. You may search for plays in our collection using our Online Catalogue, The Library Indexes, or by visiting our library (in-person library visits will resume in June, 2022 on a modified schedule which is to be determined).
Book borrowing privileges are reserved for Theatre Alberta members. Theatre Alberta Members in search of plays beyond the scope of our collection have access to additional resource collections. Not yet a member? Join Theatre Alberta today!
Contact & Hours
THE LIBRARY IS REOPENING
Starting June 1, 2022, the library will resume its usual summer hours which are 10 am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
We respectfully request that any members visiting the library wear a mask while in the library.
Other Theatre Alberta staff are still transitioning into working at the office, so if you want to reach anyone in particular, please continue to reach out via email.
We will continue to circulate Library items via Canada Post for all Theatre Alberta members. Browse the catalog online, reserve some books, and we’ll send them out to you! And please don’t forget to check out the amazing Drama Online databases available to all members!
If you’d like to contact the Library please email [email protected] or leave us a message at 780-422-8162.
Library Lending Policy
- Book Limit: 10 items
- Loan period: 28 days
Theatre Alberta will mail items to those members residing anywhere in Canada. Mailing and return postage is free to members.
Overdues and Fines / Lost Items
Late fees on overdue items will no longer be charged after September 1st, 2020, and all previous fines will be waived, as long as you are current member of Theatre Alberta.
When you take out books, you may renew them up to five times, unless an item that you have taken out has been requested by another member. If a member has requested an item that you currently have out, you will not be able to renew the item. Renewals of checked out items still need to be made by members through their online accounts or by the librarian.
If you have not returned the item after the fifth renewal, your Theatre Alberta membership will be suspended until the book is returned or replaced. A book may be replaced by paying a $25.00 replacement fee, or by providing a clean copy of a published script for the library collection. Please contact the librarian: [email protected] should you wish to provide a script.
By logging into your account, you can:
- see what you have checked out and when items are due
- reserve or renew items
- look up fines information
- create and save your own book lists
- save your search histories to use again
- keep a list of items you have checked out
- submit new contact information
- suggest a play title to be added to the library
Group memberships: The two contacts specified on your membership may borrow items from the library. Written authorization is required to change contact information.
Available by phone, e-mail, or online through your Library Account.
Available by phone, email, in person, or online through your library account. Usually items can be renewed as long as no other member has placed a reserve on the item. Items CANNOT be renewed through your library account once their due date is past – if this is the case, please contact the librarian
Suggest a Script
Members may add to the library wish list by using the ‘your purchase suggestions’ button when signed into their library account.