50 Best Library Podcasts
Here are 50 Best Library Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
1. A Little Too Quiet | The Ferndale Library Podcast
Ferndale, Michigan, US
Libraries aren't as quiet as they used to be. A podcast for library lovers and the library curious. Book chatter with librarians, community perspectives, and author interviews.
Play⋅ 4.7K⋅ 1.8K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 46 min ⋅ Oct 2019 Get Email Contact More
2. Linking Our Libraries
Libraries are amazing places! The work library people do is so wide-ranging, it can be hard to keep up on the latest news. We are here to help. Each episode, Mary and Angie will focus on one area of library work, discuss library news stories, recommend some books, and share a Spotlight Library that is doing some interesting work. If your image of libraries is dominated by crabby old women who shush you or places where they scowl when you take books home - you are in for a big surprise. Listen to us talk about some of the great things happening in libraries today!
Play⋅ 211⋅ 691 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 19 min ⋅ Mar 2017 Get Email Contact More
3. Off the Shelf with Delaware Library
Delaware, Ohio, US
The Delaware County District Library has a podcast! We're a public library in Central Ohio and we'll have all the updates about what's happening around our branches, as well as reader recommendations for all ages, things to 'geek,' and much more.
Play⋅ 6.6K⋅ 2.8K⋅ 2.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ Mar 2020 Get Email Contact More
4. Free Library Podcast
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
The Free Library Podcast is an easy way to participate in the author events and lectures that take place at the Parkway Central Library. The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.
Also in Philadelphia Podcasts
Play⋅ 41.3K⋅ 28.6K ⋅3 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 58 min ⋅ Jan 2011 Get Email Contact More
5. Turn the Page
Syosset, New York, US
We are the Podcast for Syosset Public Library! New episodes every Thursday! The library's weekly podcast featuring conversations with bestselling authors, an Olympic Gold Medalist, a film and voice actor, a speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and more - many of whom are current or former Syosset or Woodbury residents.
Play⋅ 659⋅ 344 ⋅5 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 28 min ⋅ Jun 2018 Get Email Contact More
6. The Deerfield Public Library
Deerfield, Illinois, US
The Deerfield Public Library Podcast features in-depth interviews with notable guests, including community leaders, authors, artists, and others with interesting Deerfield connections. Hear fascinating stories from your neighbors, get to know the world around you, and discover Deerfield.
Play⋅ 1.7K⋅ 1.2K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 12 min ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact More
7. School Librarians United
Welcome to School Librarians United, a podcast dedicated to the nuts and bolts of running a successful school library. Tune in to learn all about the issues and challenges school librarians face every day!
Play⋅ 2.9K⋅ 6.8K ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 76 min ⋅ Aug 2018 Get Email Contact More
8. All Booked Up
Buffalo, New York, US
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's first-ever podcast. Check out book recommendations, film critique, and all things pop culture! Check out everything we talk about at the library! This podcast is hosted by Michelle & Jacob.
Play⋅ 11.6K⋅ 342 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 39 min ⋅ Nov 2017 Get Email Contact More
9. Library Leadership Podcast
Park City, Utah, US
The Library Leadership Podcast features real library leaders discussing the most important issues in libraries today. We hope it becomes a resource for everyone navigating the fast-paced world of information service provision. Adriane Herrick Juarez is the Executive Director of the Park City Library in Utah. She believes library leadership is an ever-evolving practice that is enhanced through thought-provoking conversations and the sharing of ideas.
45⋅ 57 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ May 2017 Get Email Contact More
10. Not Your Mother's Library
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, US
Librarians from Oak Creek Public Library discuss their latest reads and give their favorite reading, watching, and listening recommendations each month!
Play⋅ 3.8K⋅ 359 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 21 min ⋅ Feb 2019 Get Email Contact More
11. Library Lines
Sussex, New Jersey, US
A podcast about the Sussex County Library System in New Jersey.
Play⋅ 3.1K⋅ 542 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 48 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact More
12. I Blame My Shelf: A Hillsboro Public Library podcast
Hillsboro, Oregon, US
I Blame My Shelf is a podcast brought to you by staff at the Hillsboro Public Library. We talk about about books, comics, gaming, TV, movies, and pop culture. We are committed to helping you find your next thing to read, watch, or play.
Play⋅ 6.1K⋅ 3.5K ⋅9 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 42 min Get Email Contact More
13. Book Club for Masochists | A Readers' Advisory Podcast
A Readers' Advisory Podcast about becoming a better library staff by reading books we hate! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast, we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.
Also in Book Podcasts, Book Club Podcasts
Play⋅ 705 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 61 min ⋅ Mar 2016 Get Email Contact More
14. Cedar Mill & Bethany Libraries
Portland, Oregon, US
The Cedar Mill Library's podcasts include teen book discussions, library performances, oral histories from local immigrants, and discussions with the founders of the library about its origins. The Cedar Mill Library is a nonprofit community library located in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area.
Play⋅ 3K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 19 min ⋅ Jun 2010 Get Email Contact More
15. The Librarian Is In
Bronx, New York, US
The Librarian Is In is the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next. Every other week, Rhonda Evans and Frank Collerius discuss the books they're reading, pop culture and the literary zeitgeist, and the world of libraries - and welcome special guests. Rhonda is the Assistant Chief Librarian in the JBH Research and Reference Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Frank is the manager of Jefferson Market Library. They bring equal parts humor, passion, and knowledge to this unique look at the world of books.
Play⋅ 315.2K⋅ 2.5M⋅ 505.8K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 61 min ⋅ Dec 2015 Get Email Contact More
Brooklyn, New York, US
Brooklyn has so many stories to tell, and a lot of them start at the library. Every other week, 'Borrowed' brings you stories that start here and take you somewhere new. We're talking to people starting businesses, finding their roots, playing Dungeons & Dragons, creating community - and of course, borrowing books! Brought to you by Brooklyn Public Library.
Also in Reading Podcasts
Play⋅ 59.8K⋅ 31.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 21 min ⋅ Feb 2019 Get Email Contact More
17. Cook Memorial Public Library Podcast
Libertyville, Illinois, US
From the Cook Memorial Public Library in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, Illinois. Our short episodes feature book recommendations, library news, discussions, author interviews, local history stories, and a whole lot more. Hosted by Nate Gass & Lindsay Barber-Peddycoart.
Play⋅ 3.7K⋅ 1.9K ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Feb 2016 Get Email Contact More
18. Overdue Finds
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Welcome to Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast. Bryce Crittenden and Caroline Land will be hosting conversations about movies, music, books, pretty much any sort of popular culture and media you can think of, and likely some you've never thought of. We're hoping you'll learn more about what you can find at the library.
Also in Canadian Pop Culture Podcasts
Play⋅ 27.5K⋅ 41.4K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 68 min ⋅ Apr 2018 Get Email Contact More
19. The Library Pros Podcast
Holbrook, New York, US
The Library Pros Podcast is a show by a technology librarian and an Information Technology professional who are both employed in the public library sector. Chris and Bob will discuss new and developing technology and how it will apply to the public library world, and do it with some laughs. The guys will also have guests from the library world who are doing innovative things in their libraries. So come and join Chris and Bob, the Library Pros!
Play⋅ 468⋅ 768 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 65 min ⋅ Mar 2016 Get Email Contact More
20. Circulating Ideas
Lawrenceville, Georgia, US
The Circulating Ideas podcast facilitates conversations about innovative people & ideas allowing libraries to thrive in the 21st century. Brought to you with support from listeners like you.
Play⋅ 889⋅ 2.1K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Jun 2011 Get Email Contact More
21. The London Library Podcast
London, England, UK
Each month the guest will be in conversation with The London Library's Director, Philip Marshall, and will delve into the Library's archive and collection to uncover treasured books and nuggets of historical detail about the guest's book choices. The London Library Podcast is a celebration of books and the ideas they inspire and a personal love letter from each guest to the books that have been most influential to them.
Play⋅ 24.2K⋅ 29.4K ⋅7 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 4 min ⋅ Nov 2019 Get Email Contact More
22. Love your library
A book lover's podcast, brought to you by Hampshire Libraries. Hosted by Hampshire Libraries.
Also in UK Book Podcasts
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 40 min Get Email Contact More
23. Legends Library
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Legends Library is a podcast dedicated to the Legends line of Star Wars books!
Play⋅ 720 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 86 min Get Email Contact More
24. Lost in the Stacks: the Research Library Rock'n'Roll Radio Show
Every Friday, librarians and archivists from the Georgia Tech Library pick a theme and free-associate an hour of music, interviews, and library talk.
Play⋅ 1.3K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 61 min Get Email Contact More
25. The Seattle Public Library - Author Readings and Library Events
The Seattle Public Library celebrates the written word through literary and humanities programs, including readings and talks by local, national and international authors, Seattle Reads, and the annual Washington State Book Awards, American history lecture, and Living History or Living Literature series.
Play 2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 74 min Get Email Contact More
26. The Secret Library Podcast
Most people believe that books are created in cabins all alone, where authors pound away on some manner of keyboard. Then they hand this masterpiece off to a publisher and it feels very much like it goes down a tube and comes out the other side as a book. By speaking to authors and other book lovers, I'm diving into the mystery that is the book world today.
Play⋅ 1.5K ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact More
27. Completely Booked | Official Podcast of the Jacksonville Public Library
Jacksonville, Florida, US
Hear stories from local Jacksonville residents, learn something new, and get updates about events happening at the Jacksonville Public Library.
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Play⋅ 16.7K⋅ 11.1K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 61 min Get Email Contact More
28. The Desk Set Podcast
Listen to episodes of The Desk Set, a new library podcast, featuring author interviews, book suggestions, literary conversations, and more.
60K⋅ 12.4K⋅ 8.1K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ May 2019 Get Email Contact More
29. Library Life
The podcast where we talk about all things library and some things not. Welcome to our podcast where we talk about how we got started in the public library system, the books we are currently reading, and why libraries matter. We plan on releasing an episode on a bi-weekly schedule.
Play⋅ 80 ⋅ Mar 2019 Get Email Contact More
30. The Community Library
The Community Library, hosted by Angourie Rice, is a podcast and book club for anyone interested in stories, and how and why we tell them.
Play⋅ 12.6K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 33 min ⋅ Mar 2019 Get Email Contact More
31. Conversations at the Washington Library
Conversations at the Washington Library is the premier podcast about George Washington and his Early American world. Join host Jim Ambuske each week as he talks with scholars, digital humanists, librarians, and other guests about Washington's era and the way we tell stories about the past.
Play⋅ 263.3K⋅ 17.3K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 44 min ⋅ Jun 2016 Get Email Contact More
32. Unfinished Business
London, England, UK
The fight for women's rights is unfinished business. But where do we begin? Join incredible women as they talk to British Library curator Polly Russell about all things sexual liberation, intersectionality, mental health and more. Find out about the long history of women fighting for justice, discover remarkable characters from the past and hear from women today who are challenging and changing the world for the better.
Also in Women's Rights Podcasts, UK Women Podcasts, UK Activist Podcasts
Play⋅ 376.5K⋅ 1.9M Get Email Contact More
33. Your Library Podcast
Your Library Podcast is a periodic program that takes you behind the scenes of St. Louis Public Library. Produced in Creative Experience, a digital maker space at Central Library, the program features resources, events, and people from throughout the library system.
Play⋅ 16.5K⋅ 14.7K ⋅ Sep 2018 Get Email Contact More
34. The Librarian's Guide to Teaching Podcast
New York, US
The Librarian's Guide to Teaching podcast is hosted by two instruction librarians interested in sharing their experiences teaching information literacy, discussing current trends, and having meaningful conversations about librarianship.
463 ⋅ Oct 2019 Get Email Contact More
35. Dewey Decibel
Chicago, Illinois, US
Dewey Decibel is the popular podcast series from American Libraries, the magazine of the American Library Association. Each month, your host and American Libraries Associate Editor Phil Morehart will be your guide to conversations with librarians, authors, thinkers, and scholars about topics from the library world.
18.6K⋅ 95.3K ⋅ Apr 2016 Get Email Contact More
36. Drunk Librarians
We're drunk and we're librarians! Welcome to Drunk Librarians, where we summarize and criticize books while shmammered. We go by Librarian A and Librarian B because we need to keep our jobs in order to buy more wine. The Drunk Librarians are your go-to source for all things booze and books. We chatter about recent reads, library shenanigans, and the booze that makes it all bearable.
Play⋅ 195⋅ 2.5K ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact More
37. Rural Library Corner
Rural Library Corner highlights Lac La Biche County Libraries' programs, initiatives, new releases and features interviews with local community members and groups. Even online 'our libraries are your place to be'.
Play⋅ 819⋅ 80 ⋅2 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 26 min ⋅ Jun 2020 Get Email Contact More
38. Check Your Shelf
Oakland, California, US
Check Your Shelf: The Oakland Public Library Podcast, invites listeners to take an inside look at OPL. Community Relations Librarian Amy Martin brings you inside the walls to get to know the library as a friend. The first season will feature six episodes diving into the different places, programs, and initiatives that make OPL truly special.
Play⋅ 8.5K⋅ 5.9K ⋅ Feb 2020 Get Email Contact More
39. Pager | A Library Podcast
West Bend, Wisconsin, US
First, we were in your community. Now, we're in your ears. This is Pager, a podcast brought to you by the West Bend Community Memorial Library. It's like chatting with your favorite local librarian, except you do none of the talking. Learn about library services, upcoming events, new releases, and more!
Play⋅ 4.1K⋅ 413 ⋅ Jul 2019 Get Email Contact More
40. Meet Me at the Library
How do public libraries fight racism? Can you be addicted to books? What's it really like to be a librarian? Meet Me at the Library takes you inside public libraries across Central Victoria to find out how these remarkable spaces bring us together. With wise, wonderful, and witty characters, from the keyboard warrior using the library's free WiFi to help reunite families, through to the reformed smoker who's replaced cigarettes with books, you'll find out why these surprising, creative, and democratic places - our public libraries - are more important than ever.
Play⋅ 98 ⋅ Oct 2020 Get Email Contact More
41. Shelve Under
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A Toronto Public Library podcast for readers, writers, and everybody else. Join hosts Christina, Jason, Mike, and Wendy for monthly discussions with writers, public figures, library workers, and other notable people. They'll talk about what's going on in the world, discuss what books they're reading, and give you the inside scoop on the secret workings of the world's busiest public library system.
Play⋅ 61.3K⋅ 58.8K ⋅ Dec 2018 Get Email Contact More
42. Writers Off the Page | 40 Years of TIFA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A biweekly series produced and curated by Toronto Public Library (TPL), celebrating 40 years of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA). Episodes feature recorded on-stage interviews, readings, or panel discussions with some of the 20th century's best-known writers and thinkers. Hosted by novelist, Randy Boyagoda. Writers Off the Page is a collaboration between TPL, TIFA, and Library and Archives Canada.
Play⋅ 61.3K⋅ 58.8K ⋅ Sep 2019 Get Email Contact More
43. Live Mic | Best of TPL Conversations
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Live Mic: Best of TPL Conversations features curated discussions and interviews with some of today's best-known and yet-to-be-known writers, thinkers, and artists, recorded on stage at one of Toronto Public Library's 100 branches.
Play⋅ 61.3K⋅ 58.8K ⋅ Dec 2018 Get Email Contact More
44. Discover Library and Archives Canada
The Discover Library and Archives Canada podcast is where Canadian history, literature and culture await you. Each month, we will showcase treasures from our vaults, guide you through our many services and introduce you to the people who acquire, safeguard and make known Canada's documentary heritage.
Play 4 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact More
45. The Library Laura Podcast
The Library Laura Podcast brings you your weekly dose of book recommendations, library love, and literary enthusiasm.
Play 8 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 46 min Get Email Contact More
46. Enoch Pratt Free Library Podcast
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Podcast offerings from the Enoch Pratt Free Library / Maryland State Library Resource Center, featuring many author's appearances at the public library of Baltimore, MD.
Play⋅ 15.8K ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 68 min Get Email Contact More
47. JFK Library Forums
Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political, and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years.
Play 1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 83 min Get Email Contact More
|Podcaster Name||Podcast Link||Total Episodes|
|Syosset Public Library - Librarians||turnthepage.blubrry.net||155|
|Jacksonville Public Library||completelybooked.libsyn.com||127|
|Free Library of Philadelphia||libwww.freelibrary.org||111|
|Kennedy Library Forums||podcasts.apple.com||70|
|Spoken 4 Audio Productions||spreaker.com||69|
|The Seattle Public Library||podcasts.apple.com||64|
|Brooklyn Public Library||bklynlibrary.org||62|
Library Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|Sachem Public Library||5|
|The Booth At The Sachem Public Library||5|
|Emma S. Clark Memorial Library||4|
|Library Leadership Books||3|
|The Library Pros||2|
|The Studio At The Sachem Public Library||2|
|Culture And Heritage||2|
|Diversity And Social Justice||2|
|Best Books 2022||1|
|Best Books To Read||1|
|Do No Harm||1|
|Attracting New Adults||1|
|Death Of DVDs||1|
|Library Of Things||1|
|Technology In Libraries||1|
|Read - Watch - Listen||1|
|The Palace Project||1|
|Digital Public Libraries Of America||1|
|Emma S Clark Memorial Library||1|
|National Library Week||1|
|Fulfilment And Impact A Personal Manifesto||1|
|How To Strive For Success||1|
|Lancaster University Library||1|
|Best Books To Read 2022||1|
|When We Fell Apart||1|