APLS book club books can be reserved using LibCal via the link below. Most kits include 10 copies; however, there are some kits that have less. Please note the quantities that are available before choosing a title.
Our kits are a public library service and may only be checked out by libraries with an APLS library account and distributed on site by a verified public library staff member. If your library does not currently have an APLS account, one will be made at the time of your booking. Kits are not permitted to be loaned to individual patrons, schools or other libraries.
Kits are usually sent out within 1-2 business days. After the book club event, the borrowing library is responsible for the collection of the books, packaging them up and returning them to APLS.
Multiple bookings can be made to reserve future book club events; however, only one kit may be checked out per library at a time.
Kits may be kept as long as 90 days to allow for planning, scheduling, reading and returning; however, libraries that have monthly/bi-monthly clubs may return books earlier. Each title must be returned before another will be sent out.
Kits cannot be split up; checking out a book club title means receiving all of the books that are in that kit.
Please do not leave tape, labels, or book straps on the books. Books should be returned in the same condition in which they were received.