The Books are people, as are the readers: to be treated with dignity, respect and courtesy.
|1. Ensure that you do not adopt or encourage any form abusive behaviour towards persons in the Living Library or its venue: do not get drunk, use drugs, or engage in verbal or physical insults or aggression.|
|2. Ensure that you do not preach, evangelise or attempt to convert people, or to support affiliation with a party or a cause. However all discussions, debates and sharing of views are encouraged.|
|3. Ensure that you do not use any form of inappropriate language (verbal or non-verbal) or adopt intimidating forms of behaviour.|
|4. The Book is sharing part of their lived experience: ensure that you respect this act of trust, here and elsewhere (what is said in the library, stays in the library), and that you do not use this information to hassle, coerce, intimidate, manipulate, hurt or dishonour the other person.|
|5.Remember that the Book, like the reader, has the right not to answer questions that are asked. The reader accepts that the Book may break off the conversation if desired.|
|6. Remember that everyone has different sensitivities: certain people might not understand your sense of humour or a comment you intend as a joke.|
|7. Report any problems encountered during your experience of the Living Library to the librarians and/or organisers.|
|8. Ensure you return the Book in the psychological and physical condition in which you borrowed the Book.|
Build bridges, not walls, whether you are a Book, a librarian or an organiser.