Self-Directed Book Clubs FAQs

Can I pick up another member's books on my card?

Yes, but you are personally responsible for any charges incurred for late, missing or damaged items. In essence, the book is signed out to you and you're letting a friend use it.

Can we suggest purchases?

Yes! Suggestions to purchase will go to the staff responsible for purchasing book club kits. Staff will then decide if your suggestion meets our book club selection criteria.

Do we have to come to the Main Branch to pick up and drop off items?

Book club items must be picked up at the Main Library but can be returned to the Beaty Branch.

What happens if I pick up my book after the one week hold period?

The return date will be set when you reserve your book club title. It must be returned by that date regardless of when you pick it up.

How far in advance can I reserve a Book Club Kit?

Up to one year.

What are the late fees?

The late fees are the same as our regular late fees for adult books.

Can Book Club Kits be renewed?

There are no renewals for book club items.

When do I pick up my books?

You specify your pick up preference when reserving titles. You will be contacted when your books are ready for pick up.

Can our self-directed book club meet at the library?

No.