Borrowing Book Club Sets

How do we borrow them?

A registered library user may apply for a book club card on behalf of a reading group.  Up to two people may be issued these library cards and they are responsible for the sets borrowed.  Requests may be placed on any title in the adult book club collection in our catalogue.  Come to your local branch with your book club's name.   You can also browse the sets in person at the Nanaimo North branch.

What is the loan period?

Book club sets are available for loan for six weeks.  They may be renewed once if there are no other requests. Book clubs may borrow a maximum of two titles at one time.

Where do we return the set?

The book club set, containing 12 copies of the book plus the discussion guide, should be returned in the VIRL bag to the circulation desk of your local branch. It is important to return all items together in the bag because the set is not considered returned unless all pieces are there.

If one or more copies of the book in a set are not returned, or are returned damaged, you will be charged replacement and processing costs for each missing or damaged copy.

Once I request a set, when will it arrive?

We understand that it can be tricky to ensure you have a set available for your book club meeting. Depending on your location, and how many holds are on a set, it can become difficult to predict when your requested set will arrive. In order to help book clubs avoid frustration, clubs are permitted to have two sets checked out at once and can also take advantage of the extended 6 week loan period. Some clubs find it useful to suspend their holds on certain titles to ensure that they arrive at a convenient time.

More Questions?

Call your local branch.

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