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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

Journalist

Human Library Book Journalist

Disabled

Human Library Book Disabled

Muslim

Human Library Book Muslim

 
Psychic

Human Library Book Psychic

Suicidal/Cutter

Human Library Book Suicidal/Cutter

Transgender

Human Library Book Transgender

 
Refugee

Human Library Book Refugee

Veteran

Human Library Book Veteran

  Dwarf
Human Library Book Dwarf

 

 
Blind

Human Library Book Blind

Domestic Violence Survivor
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Punk Entepreneur

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Rapper

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Graffiti Artist

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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.
 
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Sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library

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