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June 24, 2017
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Book Club in a Bag FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Book Club in a Bag

  1. What is a Book Club in a Bag set?

    A Book Club in a Bag set has multiple copies of a book (typically 10) and book discussion guide. Sets are designed for use by Book Clubs only and not intended for use by individuals.

  2. What titles are available as Book Club in a Bag set?

    See the complete list of available Book Club Sets at our Library.  For more selection, please consider using our Interlibrary Loan service to request multiple copies of titles for your club. 

  3. Who can check out Book Club in a Bag set?

    Book Club in a Bag sets can be borrowed by any book club. One member takes responsibility to check out the complete set and distribute them to the club members.  That member is also responsible for returning the complete set before the due date.

  4. Who is responsible for returning books in a Book Club in a Bag set?

    The person who checks out the Book Club in a Bag set is responsible for returning them.

  5. Where can I pick up Book Club in a Bag?

    Book Clubin a Bag sets may be picked up at either branch.  Book Club in a Bag sets are stored at the Georgetown Branch.  Please place a hold on the set and indicate that you’d like to pick it up at the Acton Branch.

  6. Where can I return Book Club in a Bag?

    Book Club in a Bag sets must be returned to either branch during business hours (visit the contact us page for branch hours).  Please note that Book Club in a Bag sets will not fit in our 24 hour material return slot. 

  7. Can I reserve Book Club in a Bag sets in advance?

    No.  Book Club in a Bag sets are listed in the Library catalogue and circulated like all other materials.  With extend loan periods and the ability to place holds and renew sets, we hope to make borrowing Book Club in a Bag sets simple. 

  8. How long can my Book Club keep the books in the Book Club in a Bag set?

    Book Club in a Bag sets are checked out for six weeks. 

  9. Can we renew books in a Book Club in a Bag set?

    Yes. Book Club in a Bag sets can be renewed once, for an additional 3 week loan period.  Please note that if there is a hold placed on a set, it cannot be renewed.  When checking out book club in a Bag sets, staff will adjust the due date by one or two days only in order to accommodate your club’s next meeting date. 

  10. What is the late charge for a book in a Book Club in a Bag set?

    Please see the Library’s Fines and Fees for details. It is important to return all books in a Book Club in a Bag set on time as other book clubs may be waiting to use the set.