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Human Library

Syracuse University Libraries' Fourth Annual Human Library was held in Bird Library on April 5, 2017 from noon-4 p.m. See some of the coverage:

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What is a Human Library?

A Human Library is an event that encourages people from different backgrounds to talk with and learn from each other. Human books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories and/or their expertise. Participants can “borrow” human books for up to 20 minutes at a time in order to have a conversation and ask questions about the book's topic.

The library is a safe place to have some positive conversations to challenge stereotypes and prejudices, or just to get to know another individual.

This event is part of a regional Human Library Program with support from the Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC).


Event Partners

We are excited to have the support of a number of other partners on campus. Partners for our 2017 Human Library include:

Contact Information

For more information, contact Abby Kasowitz-Scheer ( or Tarida Anantachai (