Outwardly unremarkable, the Gotham City Public Library has served as a nexus of information and education in Gotham City for many decades, and been caught in its share of conflicts between Batman and the city's various criminals. Its most famous (ex-)staffer was undoubtedly Barbara Gordon, who secretly used it as a secondary headquarters for her Batgirl activities.
The library was destroyed during the infamous Gotham earthquake, and much of its content used as kindling by the survivors of No Man's Land. After the No Man's Land had ended, Bruce Wayne personally funded the library's reconstruction.
- In the 1966 Batman TV series establishing shots of the Gotham City Public Library were done with stock footage of the New York Public Library Main Branch.