Announcement: Due to the Stage 4 restrictions imposed by the Victorian State Government from Wednesday 5 August 11:59pm, VDL personnel are unable to attend the library so cannot mail scripts to members at present. We will resume our libary services as soon as we are able. Meanwhile if you have any queries please phone us on 03 9663 4222 or email

There are several thousand titles in the VDL library comprising full length plays, one act plays, Australian works, international works and range of genres and styles. Members are entitled to hire scripts from the library either as single copies or as a set for play reading or production purposes. All scripts have been categorised by:

  • Type (full length vs one act)
  • Genre (comedy, drama, thriller, etc)
  • Setting (Australian vs non-Australian)
  • Cast gender (single gender vs mixed)

Hiring Fees

The following hiring fees apply, should you wish to borrow a script from the VDL Library.

  • One Act Play, full set: $6.00 per week
  • One Act Play, single copy: $2.00 per week
  • Full Length Play, full set: $12 per week
  • Full Length Play, single copy: $4 per week
  • Vocal Scores: $ 3.00 per week
  • Libretti: $ 3.00 per week
  • Dialect Books, tapes, CDs: $ 3.00 per week
  • Audio tapes & CDs: $ 3.00 per week
  • Theatre Texts: $4.00 per week

Note that postage is charged in addition to the above hiring fees.

Please read the Library Hiring Rules for further information about hiring from the VDL Library.

Opening Hours

The Library is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:00am and 3:00pm.


The Library can be visited in person at:

The Victorian Drama League
Level 1
Ross House
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne  VIC  3000

Or you can contact the Library staff to make enquiries on (03) 9663 4222 during opening hours.

Library Search

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