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Your guide to theater research at UCLA: Find articles, books, and more.

Collections and Services During Temporary Arts Library Closure

The Arts Library, located in the Luskin School of Public Affairs building, will be undergoing seismic upgrades and as a result, is closed to patrons through Summer 2022. Collections will be available to patrons via Page and Pickup services. Please contact us at with questions.

Plays and Monologue/Scene Collections in the Library Catalog

Copies of plays are located in several libraries on campus. For browsing, a good starting place is the Arts Library Selected Plays & Monologues collection, located near the Reference shelves on the entry level. This collection is focused on acting editions, monologue anthologies, and dialect CDs, which can be borrowed for two weeks. Other locations for plays include Young Research Library and Powell Library.

Online Play Collections: UCLA Library

The Library subscribes to a number of full text play collections, where you may also locate monologues and scenes of interest. If connecting from off-campus and using library-subscribed resources, make sure your computer is configured properly.

Find Plays and Monologues, Including Collections and Periodicals

These sources can help you identify a play by subject or by cast size and other factors. Some of them also help you locate where plays are published in collected works and anthologies, which is common for short plays.