Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Filled with flashbacks to Jerry and George's days in high school, this episode finds both characters haunted by their past as Jerry is hounded by a library cop for a book he allegedly didn't return in 1971 and George is convinced a homeless man is his old atomic-wedgie-giving gym teacher. Meanwhile, Kramer becomes involved with a librarian and Elaine is having trouble impressing her boss. Paul Thomas Anderson-regular Philip Baker Hall guest stars as Lt. Bookman, the library cop. Viewers may wish to note that the role of Elaine's boss, Mr. Lippman is played here by Harris Shore. Richard Fancy would assume the role in all subsequent episodes. Originally airing October 16, 1991, "The Library" was the fourth episode shot for the third season, despite being the fifth one shown.