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Stony Brook University

The Human Library

An event for conversations that challenge stereotypes.

November 1, 2023

SBU Libraries hosted Stony Brook University's first ever Human Library event on November 1st, 2023.  It was a truly remarkable and life-affirming event.

Thirteen Open Books shared their personal stories through over 100 readings with our students, staff, and wider community.

Thanks to the Human Library Organization, or Books, and our partners in Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Intercultural Initiative (DI3), the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, and Diversity, Intercultural, and Community Engagement (DICE).


Setting up the Book Titles.

Our shelf of Open Books.

The reading area.


Starting a conversation.

Three of our Open Books.

Books and Librarians after a long yet fulfilling day.

Selections from the reflection wall.