The Great Library is a special Shadowhunters archive located in the largest Institute of each continent of the world. Each also contains at least one of only forty-eight surviving copies of the first ever printed editions of the Shadowhunter's Codex.
- Shanghai, People's Republic of China - Asia
- London, United Kingdom of Great Britain - Europe
- Manila, Republic of the Philippines - Oceania (comprises Australia and the Pacific Rim)
- Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt - Africa
- São Paulo, Federative Republic of Brazil - South America
- Los Angeles, State of California - North America
- The library in London is a massive and famous library, considered the largest in Europe.
- The Los Angeles Institute's library was small, even smaller than New York's; it is possible that it is considered the Great Library because of its well-known large collection of Greek and Latin books, and books on the magic and occultism of the classical period.