When you are notified by email or phone call that your set is ready for pick up, please come to the Circulation Desk. A staff member will give you your checked-out book club set in a tote bag. You are on your way!
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Yes. You can check out an available single book or multiple copies for your book club group. Fill out a form to request a set.
Book club sets check out for six weeks.
Since our book club books sets are often on the move to other libraries or book clubs, they may not be renewed.
You may browse the entire collection or refine your search by clicking on Available Now to see sets that are immediately available to lend. A helpful summary is listed after each book title. If the set you want isn't currently available, we're happy to work with you to schedule it for a future date.
We find that it is best to have the book club set checked out on one account.
Please bring your set (including the tote bag), to the Circulation Desk. Staff will take care of checking it in!
No problem. Bring in the set and we will check in the returned books. We will then work with you in resolving the missing book.
Want to read the latest titles or more popular items? It's a great idea to reserve book club sets in advance. Assemble a list of titles your club would like to read and we will help you reserve them when they are available.
Need recommendations or just need to know what is available now? Call 515-278-5233, ext. 619 and speak with Lori, or stop by weekdays between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to chat in person. We can prepare an available book club set while you wait, complete with discussion questions.
Brief summaries of all of our titles are available on our website. This may help your group choose the next read. If you want to get further acquainted with a book, we will often have single copies available for checkout.
Review all Book Set FAQs (PDF).