Checking books out of the library is so yesterday. Today, the University of B.C. is kicking off its first “living library” where users can “check out and borrow” remarkable people to learn more about their lives.

The idea is to introduce people to a collection of individuals who come from different walks of life.

A user could sign up to talk to Afghani student Alyas Omeed, esteemed doctor Judith Hall or filmmaker Michael V. Smith.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall.
The sign-up process begins at 9 a.m. For more, visit