Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle: ER, FALLING SKIES) may appear to be an ordinary librarian working at the world-famous Metropolitan Library, but beneath the public library lies the centuries-old headquarters of scholars and adventurers who investigate the bizarre, collect dangerous artifacts and save the world from supernatural threats. This is THE LIBRARY, and Flynn is THE LIBRARIAN.
When an ancient evil organization called The Serpent Brotherhood threatens to destroy technology and bring back the age of magic, Flynn and his new Guardian, Colonel Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn: KING AND MAXWELL, X-MEN), must recruit three extraordinary people who were once Librarian candidates themselves in order to aid in their quest. These ex-candidates are – Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth) – a hospital attendant whose life-threatening brain tumor has given her the gift of synesthesia – the ability to link all five senses to her memory. She is particularly skilled in math and science.
Jacob Stone (Christian Kane) – a cowboy from Oklahoma who works on oil pipeline and is secretly a published scholar in the fields of art and history.
And Ezekiel Jones (John Kim) – a world-class thief with an alarming lack of conscience – and a knack for getting in and out of tight spots.
Together, this motley crew of Librarians must race against the Serpent Brotherhood in an attempt to acquire the mythical Crown of King Arthur – along-lost artifact that will grant its possessor control over any other magical object. In the wrong hands, the Crown could unleash devastating power upon the world.
The Librarians’ search for the Crown takes them across the Atlantic to Munich, and then the Black Forests of Bavaria, where they find what they’re looking for at the base of a henge. Their victory is short lived however, when a Brotherhood assassin named Lamia (Leslie Ann-Brandt) follows them back to the Library, steals the Crown out from under them, and stabs Flynn with his own sword – the legendary Excalibur.
As Judson (Bob Newhart) and Charlene (Jane Curtain) – the Library’s caretakers – sacrifice the Library in order the expel the Serpent Brotherhood, Flynn and his team escape through a portal door and find themselves in the middle of the woods in Portland, Oregon. There they are met by Jenkins (John Larroquette), the reclusive custodian of the Library’s Annex, who takes them in and helps tend to a wounded Flynn.
Things go from bad to worse, however, when the Librarians figure out the Brotherhood’s ominous endgame – to introduce magic back into the world byre-inserting Excalibur into its Stone sheath, which is hidden in a secret chamber underneath the heavily guarded Buckingham Palace…
If they fail, the world will be plunged into a new Dark Age. But if they succeed (and survive), they will become the new LIBRARIANS.