Some of the best fictional librarians


We love our Griffith University librarians the best 😍.

But, as a whole, we think librarians are pretty awesome.

So today, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best fictional librarians to hit our screens.

Rupert Giles – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy could never have slayed the amount of vampires she did if it wasn’t for her trusty librarian mentor, Rupert Giles. Giles is Buffy’s ‘Watcher’, a member of a secret council that aims to prepare ‘Slayers’ to fight vampires and other demonic forces. His guise? Being the librarian at Buffy’s high school, Sunnydale High.

Barbara Gordon – Batgirl

Who thinks there are not nearly enough superhero librarians? #WeDo. Thank goodness for Batgirl. Barbara Gordon – head of Gotham City Public library by day, crime-fighting extraordinaire by night.

The Gray Lady – Ghostbusters

The Gray Lady is the ghost of librarian, Eleanor Twitty, and the very first ghost encountered by the Ghostbusters. While she only plays a minor part in the movie, the Ghostbusters video game has an entire Library level she features in!

Mary – Party Girl

Everyone loves a classic ’90s comedy. We especially love this movie as the main character in Party Girl, Mary, is a librarian. While she may be a tad reckless, her love of working in libraries eventually leads her to settle down.

Taystee – Orange is the New Black

Taystee, an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary, finds solace through working in the prison library. Through this, she’s developed a good understanding of the law, and often provides her fellow inmates with advice.

Did we miss anyone? Let us know your favourite fictional librarian!