The Librarians (TV series) centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. This group solves impossible mysteries, fights supernatural threats and recovers powerful artifacts from around the world. Among the artifacts housed in the Library are the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, the Judas Chalice and Excalibur, to name a few. Only a person with special skills could be responsible for collecting and protecting these artifacts, and more importantly, for preventing them from falling into the wrong hands.
The Metropolitan Library has been around for many centuries and and holds not only books, but also other famous artifacts. It's a combination of both a library and a museum really. Except that the museum part is very secret. The Librarian's job is to hunt down artifacts (famous, mythical, dangerous, historical and just plain interesting) as they come to light and obtain them for the Library.
This is HOW Flynn got the job as The Librarian. Flynn Carsen was a professional student. Even at the age of 30, he still lived at home with his mother, attending university and collecting numerous bachelors, masters and PhD degrees. His professor eventually signed off on his 22nd degree early, which meant Flynn couldn't start a new degree for at least 6 months. This forced him to leave the University and look for a job.
One day a mysterious envelope arrived in the mail. Inside was an invitation card that said - You have been selected to interview for a prestigious position at the Metropolitan Public Library.
On the day of the Interview, Flynn joined a very long line of applicants. When he finally got to the head of the line, and was summoned into the office, he was asked three questions.
What makes you think you could be the librarian?
Flynn's reply was - I know other stuff?
Tell me something you know, that nobody else who has walked in here could tell me.
Flynn made several very astute observations about Charlene (the Library administrator) who was doing the interviews.
Then came the last question.
What's more important than knowledge?
Flynn's reply was - The things that make life worth living, can't be thought here (indicating the brain), and must be felt here (hand over his heart)
Charlene immediately told all the other applicants that the interviews were over. In that roundabout way, Flynn discovered that he got the job.
For the last 10 years, Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) has served as The Librarian. Prior to taking the job, he was a 30 year old professional student, with 22 academic degrees including four PhD's. and absolutely no social skills. As Librarian, however, he managed to use his extraordinary knowledge, successfully recovering ancient artifacts and, in the process, saving the world from unspeakable evil on more than one occasion. Over the last decade he's gone from bookworm to dashing swashbuckler, one of the secret heroes of the hidden world. Flynn's mentor was a man named Judson, who was reputed to have started the Metropolitan Library, way back before the Crusades even began.
As great as Flynn is, the job of Librarian has now become more than one person can handle. To aid him in his duties, the Library has recruited four people from around the USA to defend the Library from dark magic.
These New Librarians now include
Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn), a highly skilled counter-terrorism agent who is responsible for protecting the group and keeping them all alive,
Jacob Stone (Christian Kane), an Oklahoma oil worker with an IQ of 190 and an encyclopedic knowledge of art history and architecture,
Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth), a quirky young woman with the special gift of auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval, known as synesthesia. She is also a brilliant mathematician.
And lastly the kid tech whiz, Ezekiel Jones (John Kim), a master of new technologies and aficionado of old classic crimes who enjoys playing the role of international man of mystery, and who also has very sticky fingers.
Their new Mentor is Jenkins (John Larroquette), who, like Judson, may have been a previous Librarian himself.
Together, they must tangle with many adversaries, chief of whom is the Serpent Brotherhood, an ancient cult led by the mysterious immortal Dulaque (Matt Frewer).
SOURCE - The Librarians