Book Clubs and Book Club Sets

What is a Book Club Set?

A Book Club Set is a bag with 10 copies of the same title in it that may be signed out to a designated member of a Book Club.

Book Club Set titles are available for browsing at the Central Branch, the Isabel Turner Branch or the Sydenham Branch and can be sent out to any KFPL branch for borrowing. The sets have a six-week loan period with one three-week renewal, provided that there are no reservations on the set. You can have three sets out at any one time.

Who can Borrow a Book Club Set?

In order to borrow a Book Club Set, you can use your regular library card. Any member of your book club can borrow and take responsibility for the set if they have a library card. Download the KFPL Book Club Sign-out sheet to help keep track of your Book Club Set.

How do I find and reserve a Book Club Set?

Once you have a library card, you can search our catalogue or you can browse the Book Club Set shelves at the Central, Isabel Turner or Sydenham Branches. When you have found a set that you think your club will enjoy, you can reserve the set online using your Book Club card number and PIN or borrow it immediately at the desk. It is not possible to reserve a Book Club Set for a specific date.

How do I Return a Book Club Set?

You can return the book club set to any KFPL branch. The entire set must be returned together (10 books, the information folder and the bag) either to the circulation desk or through the outside book drop, but not through the automated return system.

Regular lost book charges apply.

For more information about Book Club Sets, please contact Jillann Rothwell.

Send us your feedback about our Book Club Set system.

Learn More about Starting your own Book Club

Build a better book club, by Harry Heft and Peter O’Brien.

The mother-daughter book club: how ten busy mothers and daughters came together to talk, laugh and learn through their love of reading, by Shireen Dodson, with Teresa Baker.

The Book Club Companion: A Comprehensive Guide To The Reading Group Experience

How to Start a Book Club (website) It’s Canadian, it’s very straightforward, and it includes a good list of do’s and don’ts.