Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse Human Library

The Whitehorse Human Library provides an opportunity for people in the community to connect with and learn about people from diverse life experiences and backgrounds. It is a library with an extraordinary difference – instead of borrowing books, visitors to the Human Library are able to 'borrow' people for a short informal conversation.

All that is required of people volunteering to be a human book is that they be themselves and be available to answer questions about their life that will help ‘borrowers’ understand them better.

Stories from a wide range of sources are sought and could include anything from a migrant’s journey to Australia, living with an illness, living through war to an interesting hobby or career.

For more information about the next Whitehorse Human Library or to volunteer as a 'book', email Council’s Volunteer and Civic Participation Officer Michelle Wright at michelle.wright@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or phone 9262 6116.  

Whitehorse Senior Human Library 2013

Deirdre, Craig, Janet, Graeme, Ian and Gary tell their stories as part of the Whitehorse Senior Human Library 2013.


Credits for Introduction

“Olympic Champion”
Andrea Quarin

Credits for Interviews

"Music for Manatees"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

“The Clock is Ticking”
AG Music