Events Calendar

Human Library

The Human Library is an event that encourages people from different backgrounds to talk with and learn from each other in a safe environment.  Several “human books” have volunteered to share their experiences with participants in small group settings.  Those who want to talk with a human book can sign up as a "reader" to “borrow” the human book and participate in one of these small group conversations. 

The goal of the Human Library is to build understanding and challenge stereotypes and prejudices through a non-confrontational and friendly conversation.  We feel these open and honest conversations can lead to greater acceptance, tolerance and social cohesion in the community.  

All of the opinions and viewpoints set forth by the Human Library participants during this event are exclusively the opinions and viewpoints of such Human Library participants. The University of Pittsburgh’s sponsoring of this event does not in any way represent the endorsement thereof or the opinions or viewpoints of the University of Pittsburgh.

To register as a "human book" or "reader", and for more information, please visit:


Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hillman Library, G-49 Digital Scholarship Commons
3960 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260