Monday, February 11, 2013

10 Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture

Many of pop culture's most memorable moments have taken place in libraries. Although these libraries tend to be fictional, they still feed the imaginations of fans of Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more.

The mighty Jedi Temple Library.
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Ten of the best fictional libraries in popular culture were listed by Flavorwire. Among them is the Jedi Temple Library, which fans of Stars Wars know of from reading the spin-off novels based on the popular film series.

The Jedi Temple Library is a circular structure that holds a wealth of Jedi wisdom within its vast halls. Located near the main floor of the Jedi Archives of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, the library is a destination for Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and others of the Jedi Order seeking knowledge.*

Another unforgettable library in pop culture is the one in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Perched perfectly atop a Hellmouth, a portal for supernatural activity, the Sunnydale High School Library is a crucial resource for Buffy and her vampire- and demon-slaying friends. It's staffed by the indispensable Giles, the librarian who supplies the texts - and the weapons - that they need.

Other fictional libraries mentioned in the Flavorwire article are Lucien's library in Neil Gaiman's Sandman, the Hogwarts Library from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Library in Doctor Who, and of course, the Beast's library from the Beauty and the Beast animated film.

To see all 10 fictional libraries - with pictures - go to the Flavorwire post HERE.

* A nod to Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki.


  1. There's also the made-for-TV movie "The Librarian: Quest For The Spear." Audiences weren't ready for an ass kickin' librarian though...

  2. Awesome! I had no idea, Rudie - thanks for the tip!