The aim of the Human Library is to explore and move beyond stereotypes, and learn more about each other through stories. During the event, patrons will have the opportunity to check out human “books” to read through one-on-one 20-minute conversations.
San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, 330 Park Blvd.
Shiley Special Events Suite, 9th floor
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Human Library Check-Out Policies
A library card is not required. Borrowers will be asked to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Each conversation will be limited to 20 minutes.
- Borrowers are allowed to check out THREE books maximum.
- Those who pre-registered may reserve their three books and time slots prior to event. Pre-register here.
- Walk-ins can reserve slots if they are available or if there is a no -show for a previously reserved slot.
- Aggressive or abusive behavior will result in revocation of borrower privileges.
- Photos may not be taken without explicit permission from individual books or library staff.
Meet Our Books
Domestic Violence Survivor
History of the Human Library
The first Human Library, “Menneskebiblioteket” as it is called in Danish, was developed in Copenhagen in the spring of 2000 as part of an anti-violence movement. The Human Library
is now international, part of a worldwide movement for social change.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library