The Human Library works just like a regular library: visitors can browse the catalog for available books, select one they're interested in reading, and check it out! The only difference is that, in the Human Library, "books" are people and "reading" consists of having a conversation.
People of all different backgrounds and experiences volunteer to be books, each with a story to share. Sometimes, two or three people might join together to form a two- or three- volume set, all prepared to talk about the same topic. Readers can check out a human book or book set for a period of 20 minutes, during which time they can ask questions, start an informal conversation, or simply listen to the book's personal experiences. This interaction aims to challenge readers' assumptions and prejudices by allowing them to discover the story underneath someone else's surface.
Here's how it works: