The Telelibrary uses cutting-edge telephonic technology to provide you with adventure, entertainment and edification from the comfort and social distance of your own home. Our catalogue is constantly changing and evolving with new selections and features, and our system is designed to adapt to your needs and preferences. Our system is friendly, easy to use, professional, and only mostly fictional.

Part Theater, part game, part self-care and all just a phone call away. To experience "The Telelibrary," simply choose your preferred time below, sign up for your 50 minute slot, and when the time comes, pick up the phone and give a ring.

FAQ

SO WHAT IS THIS ANYWAY? 

See above

IS IT OVER? DID I MISS IT? HOW DO I GET A SLOT IF IT'S ALL BOOKED UP?

The Telelibrary is an ongoing, by-appointment performance. New Open Hours are posted regularly.

To be the first to know when that happens, join the waitlist.

CAN I CALL FROM OUTSIDE THE US?

Yes. Be sure to check the International Calls box, and you will receive separate instructions to call in via WhatsApp instead.

All times are listed in EDT / GMT-4

CAN I HAVE SOMEONE JOIN ME?

Yes. Users often have a friend or partner join them, either on speakerphone or by merging the call.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ADD MORE THAN ONE PERSON?

The Telelibrary invites you to recall the last time you and two or more people tried to decide together on a restaurant.

HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

This is a Pay-As-You-Wish performance. After your session is complete, you will receive instructions for making any contribution you think is fair.

NO, BUT REALLY — WHAT IS IT?

No further details will be provided.

Grab a slot below and find out

OPEN HOURS

All times listed in Eastern Daylight Time / GMT-4 

Open Hours - All Times Listed EDT/GMT-4
Telelibrary Open Hours - 10:30AM [Booked]
Telelibrary Open Hours - 11:45AM [Booked]
Telelibrary Open Hours - 11:30AM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 10:30AM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 11:45AM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 10:30AM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 11:45AM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 5:45PM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 7:00PM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 7:15PM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 8:30PM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 10:00AM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 7:00PM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 11:30AM
Telelibrary Open Hours - 7:00PM
TBD
Telelibrary - WAITLIST

FEEDBACK

See a full review (with minimal spoilers) from No Proscenium

noproscenium.com/the-telelibrary-whisks-patrons-away-to-other-worlds-review-3dee68650ca


See the Telelibrary's get a mention as No Proscenium Staff members discuss what is working and what isn't in the age of virtual performance (spoiler: it's working)

https://noproscenium.com/writers-roundtable-immersives-pivot-to-online-feature-a2578b454a41

And hear creator Yannick Trapman-O'Brien in discussion with Noah Nelson on the No Proscenium Podcast
https://noproscenium.com/nopro-podcast-episode-255-the-telelibrary-2fa83f68278b

User #138

In The New York Times' "The Book Review" podcast, the reviewers often talk about the delight of stumbling upon a text at the exact moment in your life that you need it: just when the narrative can provide the emotional space or clarity of language to carry you through the real-life experiences you're having away from the page.

 

This sensation of being surprised by texts I didn't know I needed felt so true throughout my experience in the Telelibrary. I found myself startled, and soothed, and held. There were several moments over the course of my call that felt too serendipitous to be true. I felt, for the first time in longer than I can remember, that the universe has my back. By gently nudging its users towards that possibility, the Telelibrary has the capacity to transform texts into a somatic experience. 

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