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Challenging prejudice through conversation

Social Contact


Social Change

An inclusive way to challenge prejudice

The Human Library is an international equalities movement that challenges prejudice and discrimination through social contact. It uses the language and mechanism of a library to facilitate respectful conversations that can positively change people’s attitudes and behaviours towards members of our communities who are at risk of exclusion and marginalisation.

Human Library UK is a website managed by the Outsiders Community Interest Company to support Human Library organisers and volunteers in the UK. Over time we aim to provide all the resources, guidance and support that organisers and volunteers will need through this website.

Latest Event

Human Library at Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre

London - September 28, 2016 11:00 am

Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre Human Library. Come join us, borrow a book, have a conversation and engage with another person. This is a great opportunity to challenge preconceived ideas, stereotyping, discrimination, stigma or you may just be curious and want a better understanding.  You could walk away knowing more than you did before you borrowed […]

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Upcoming Event

Human Library at Women’s Work Derbyshire


September 28, 2016 12:00 pm

Upcoming Event

Human Library at the University of Salford


October 5, 2016 12:00 pm