The Sunnydale High School library
is a fictional location on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, central to the show's first three seasons.Michael Betancourt
suggests in his essay "Educating Buffy: The Role of Education in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
," that the Sunnydale High School library is a central metaphor for the characters' coming-of-age, both social and sexual, that informs the entire series.
Students and other visitors enter the library through swinging double doors equipped with small, round windows. The library's vestibule leads past the checkout counter, behind which is the doorway that leads into the librarian's private office.
The library occupied two levels.
The lower level is devoted to a large study table surrounded by chairs and illuminated by lamps with yellow glass shades. Occasionally, a computer occupies a place at the table. Old-fashioned card catalogues stand to one side of the library. A book cage for the storage of rare volumes is located at the rear of the library's lower level.
A short flight of stairs leads from the lower to the upper level.
The library's upper level is fronted by a low bookcase and a handrail. It is occupied with rows of bookshelves, or stacks. A doorway at the rear of the upper story allows egress from the library's upper level. Hemispherical windows are set high in one of the side......