About us


A simple way to develop understanding of others

The Launceston Human Library uses an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding. The main characteristics of the project are to be found in its simplicity and openness, modelled on an approach used worldwide.

The Launceston Human Library (then called the Launceston Living Library) was created in 2008 as an initiative of the Launceston City Council in partnership with LINC and the community at large to promote diversity and perceived safety in Launceston.

The program runs on a monthly basis and is a free event.

If you like the program and want to become a part of it, get in touch and learn how you can become a `Living Book' or a Committee member assisting with the organisation of our monthly events.


`What a wonderful encounter! (I learnt) ... that the power of talking and listening to each other is core to changing ideas, finding challenges and re-considering the world we live in'

Reader feedback, 2009.