Reading thick books, whether it’s fictional or academic, takes a lot of time. The average bookworm can read a 300-page book in just three or four days, but that’s still a lot of time!
Some books are also hard to understand, that sometimes, you wish that you could actually hold an actual conversation with the thick bundle of paper and let it tell you its story.
To address problems such as these, the University of the Philippines – Los Baños Library now offers ‘human books’ to readers who wishes to have an actual conversation with an actual person who knows the contents of the desired material.
But here’s the catch: the UPLB Human Library says that the identities of these ‘human books’ are kept anonymous and before you are able to access them, readers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement before the session to safeguard the security of the ‘human book’.
Worried about the availability of a particular human book? Not to worry! The UPLB library has also disclosed that one human book can accommodate 5 readers per reading session.
Curious where you can find these interactive books in the vast library of UPLB? You can find them at the Main Library, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Library and the College of Forestry and Natural Resources Library.
The library is open Mondays to Fridays at 8:00am to 8:00pm and on Saturdays at 8:00 am to 5:00pm.
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