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No, Book Club Kits cannot be guaranteed for specific dates. We recommend having a second or third choice of title in case you cannot check out your first choice at the time you desire.
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Anyone with an Orange County Public Library card can check out a kit. The person who checks out a kit is responsible for returning it on time to the library. Read information on how to get a library card.
Yes, you can place a hold on a Book Club Kit.
A Book Club Kit will have copies of the book in either hardcover or paperback. A Book Club Kit+ will include a variety of versions of the title. It may have a large print version, an audiobook version, or a DVD if the book has been made into a movie.
Visit a service desk at your home library, and a librarian will check out the kit to you.
No, the kit has to be checked out as one item. If you are interested in checking out a single title (book, DVD, or audiobook), search our catalog for availability.
The checkout period for a Book Club Kit is six weeks. A kit may be renewed if there are no holds on it.
Yes, there is a late fee of $1 per day.
If a kit is returned with missed or damaged items, the library will charge the library card holder the price of the item plus a $5 processing fee. Replacement fees are as follows:
Every kit includes a reader’s guide, including discussion questions and/or an author spotlight. This document can also be found on our Book Club Kits page as a PDF.