Book Club In a Bag

Does your book group have trouble finding enough copies of a book for all of your members?
Then we have the perfect service for you!
This program allows you to borrow 4-12 copies of one title from a variety of bestselling authors for FREE. All you need is a valid Pelham Public Library card!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a Book Club Bag?

    A book club bag consists of 4-12 copies of a book club title from the adult collection.

  2. Who can borrow Book Club Bags?

    Book club sets can be borrowed by any Pelham Public Library card holder. The Book Club Bag will be checked out on the Pelham Public Library card of the person picking up the bag. That person assumes responsibility for the bag and its contents.

  3. What titles are available as a Book Club Bag?

    See the list of Book Club Sets in our catalogue.

  4. How can I reserve Book Club Bags in advance?

    If a book club set is available it can be checked out immediately. Any titles that are checked out and have upcoming availability can be placed on hold if there is a hold button option next to the title. Since book club books are checked out for 8 weeks there are no reservations or bookings beyond placing a hold.

  5. Where can I pick up Book Club Bags?

    Book Club Bags will be held behind the circulation desks at either Pelham Location. Please specify your desired pick-up location when you place the hold on the Book Club Bag.

  6. How long may I keep a Book Club Bag?

    The loan period for a Book Club Bag is 8 weeks. It is important to return all books in a Book Club Bag on time as other book clubs may have reserved them.

  7. Can I renew a Book Club Bag?

    No. Book Club Bags cannot be renewed in order to ensure that the set is available for use by other book clubs.

  8. Where can I return Book Club Bags?

    Book Club Bags must be returned to the circulation desks at either Pelham Library location. Book Club Bags MUST NOT be put into the Book Drops.

  9. What is the charge if one of the books is missing?

    The replacement cost of the book and a $5 processing fee will be charged for each missing item.

  10.  If there are eight copies of the book in the set and I only need six, do I need to take all the copies?

    Yes, for the adult book club sets the entire set needs to be checked out to keep the set together.

If you have any questions regarding borrowing book club sets:

Contact: Amy Guilmette

Tel: 905-892-6443.


giverFor our younger readers Junior and Intermediate book club sets are also available.
*Different rules may apply for our junior and intermediate book club sets.