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The Human Library offers human books available to check out by readers curious to find out more about something the book has experienced or believes.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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When and Where?

Most recent event:

September 23-26, 2013

(Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

Merrill-Cazier Library, room 101


History of the Human Library

The Human Library had its beginnings in Denmark.  For more information, visit:

 Human Library Logo


What is a Human Library?

The Human Library offers 'living books' to be checked out for a conversation.  Each human book is unique and has something to share regarding his or her experiences, perspectives, values, or beliefs.  Readers are invited to select books that offer new experiences and viewpoints so that both the book and the reader can learn something new and foster understanding through a shared conversation.

Readers can come any time during the event and peruse the list of titles, choose an available title, and then have a one-on-one conversation with that book.  Conversations can be up to 30 minutes long.  Find out the rest of the story!


Human Library Catalog of Books

Now available! Click the NEW Catalog Sept. 2013 tab, found above. 


Our past events

Links to news stories that describe our Human Library in fall 2012:

 Utah Statesman article 

 Herald Journal article


For pictures, click the Photos tab above


Contacts for more info:

Angela Neff              435-797-2679

Anne Hedrich          435-797-2165

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