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Library CLOSED until further notice

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Limited Access

Beginning Monday, March 23, Hoover Library will be CLOSED until further notice. Virtual reference services (use the "ASK US" or "CHAT" button) will be available from 1 PM - 9 PM Sunday, 9 AM - 9 PM Monday-Thursday, and 9 AM - 4 PM Friday. Hours are subject to change at any time. Please see our Hours page for current building availability. For more information, see the McDaniel College COVID-19 Information Page
Faculty: Please see our COVID-19 Library Access
Students: Please see our COVID-19 Student Access page.

Human Library: Overview

What is a Human Library?

The Human Library™ is, in the true sense of the word, a library of people. It is a global initiative and hands-on learning platform designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. 


A Human Library is a place where real people, "Books," are on loan to "readers" for 20 minute conversations in which readers can ask questions and discuss their shared experiences and differing perspectives. It is a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered.