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Human Library Student Page


Human Library Check in Procedures

On Wednesday, September 20th,

  • Students will check in on the 1st floor of the Bone Student Center in the concourse area.
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your first scheduled session.

Check Out Procedures

  • After the last Book session, students will check out of the Human Library by completing a program evaluation in the Brown Ballroom.


Human Library Reader Rules

In participating in the Human Library, you agree to adhere to the rules of the Human Library.

  • Remember that Books are courageous human volunteers.
  • Return Books to us in the same condition they were at the time of check-out.
  • Be open. Resist making assumptions.
  • Ask questions, when prompted.
  • Follow the Book's requests

Prepare yourself to learn from the Human Library in the following ways:

  • Seek new knowledge or understanding about identities different than your own.
  • Demonstrate respect in verbal and non-verbal communications when listening to stories.
  • Practice listening, not hearing or defending, when presented with different viewpoints or identities.





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For questions about the Human Library program, contact the committee at

Illinois State University

University College
Normal, Il 61790-4060
Phone: (309) 438-3217

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