Become a Book in the Human Library


Tell your story or volunteer at the Human Library event being held in the Bailey Library
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm

Learn more and apply today!

What is a Human Library?
A Human Library is where “books” are people who are labeled and available for “check out,” creating a cross section of “books” representing the diversity of our campus community.

The “books” are not experts — instead, they tell their story and dialog with the “reader.” This allows participants to engage with people from all walks of life and break down barriers that are cornerstones of prejudice.

The first Human Library was held in Copenhagen, Denmark by a small group of young people called “Stop the Violence” in 2000.

Real people.
Real conversations.
Share stories.
Challenge stereotypes.
Build understanding.


Library Closed on August 7-11, 2017

The Bailey Library will be closed to the public on August 7-11, 2017 for new carpet installation.

Please plan ahead accordingly and conduct any library transactions around this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this might cause you.

The Computer Commons on GM 2nd floor will remain open during this time to serve your needs.

Computer Commons Invites You to Join Focus Group

Computer Commons Invites You to Join Focus Group

Refreshments & WCC Bookstore Voucher Drawing for Participants

Format : An hour-long led-discussion of ideas, suggestions and feedback concerning the Computer Commons on 2nd floor, GM Building

Who Should Attend : Student users of the Computer Commons

Focus Group Dates : November 8, 9 or 10

Please rsvp by using this link ( by Nov. 3rd (space limited to 15 participants per session)

Location : GM 118

Free lunch and prizes for student participants!

WCC’s Bailey Library would like to learn more about the kind of research WCC students were asked to do in high school. We are getting together four small groups of students to discuss this topic. Each student will get a FREE lunch and be put in a drawing for WCC Bookstore vouchers.

We are inviting you to join one of our small group sessions. Your input will help the library to make sure WCC students get the research help they need.

Click here to choose a small group session date. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 12.

We look forward to talking with you!

Molly Ledermann
Faculty Librarian
Washtenaw Community College

Open Education Resource (OER) Textbooks

The Bailey Library has installed a display of open education resource (OER) textbooks in various subject areas.

Authored by college instructors, published by Rice University/OpenStax College, and licensed through the Creative Commons, these open-education-resource (OER) textbooks are free in electronic format for educational use. The print format is usually priced at a fraction of the cost of commercially published textbooks.

Higher education institutions nationwide have begun to adopt these open education resources for their students, resulting in tremendous textbook savings, such as University of Maryland, University of Georgia, Northern Virginia Community College, and Tacoma Community College, among others.

You can find these OER textbooks in the library’s display cases.