Human Library

The Human Library was created to provide an opportunity to challenge stereotypes and prejudices in the community through an open forum where difficult questions are accepted, expected, and appreciated. It is meant to start conversations and foster understanding between individuals who may not normally interact with one another.

Human Library

Join us for our 4th Annual Human Library!

The Human Library features “Human Books” – representatives of traditionally misunderstood or stigmatized groups – who are available for “check out” by Library visitors.

Human Books and Volunteers Wanted for the Human Library!

Be a part of a “Living Library!”

UNT Libraries are looking for “Human Books” to challenge stereotypes through respectful conversation with others, and volunteers to help coordinate our annual Human Library event.

Your book title will relate to your experience of discrimination, based on presumptions of the general public (i.e. Young Single Parent, Refugee, Sikh, ADHD, etc.). We want to visually tell the world “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” and help people better understand those they share their communities with.

Volunteer Books Needed for UNT’s Second Human Library

A Human Library will be held in the Forum @ Willis Library September 17 and 18, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm each day. Instead of print or electronic resources, the books in this library will be human beings who have experienced prejudice due to issues such as race, gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, class, sexual preference, gender identity, or lifestyle choices. For more information, see Human Library Book Recruiting Information.