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Book Club in a Bag

Shopping bag behind stack of booksMake life simple for your book group by checking out a Book Club in a Bag. Every set includes eight copies of the requested title—and you can have it out for 6 weeks! This is a great option for book clubs of all kinds. It’s easy to get started:

  1. Browse our list of Book Club in a Bag.
  2. Place a hold. You can do this online through our catalog, or by calling your library for assistance.
  3. You'll be notified when your set is ready for pickup.

How do I return a book club in a bag and what happens if I return it late?

You can return the book club in a bag set to any HCPL location during open hours - the bags will not fit in the book returns. Call your library when you arrive to drop off your set. All books must be in the book club tote bag when it is returned. Items will be quarantined for seven days after their return, so it may take a little while for the item to disappear from your account. We are extending due dates and waiving fees at this time, but encourage you to return these sets when you are able so that others may enjoy them.

Want to learn more?

Contact us with your questions. Librarians at any HCPL branch can help you reserve a Book Club in a Bag.

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