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Book Group in a Bag

Book Group in a Bag

Make life simple for your book group by checking out a Book Group in a Bag. Every set includes 10 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—personal, business, and educational. You’ll find titles that are perfect for adults, teens, or kids. 

NEW! You can now browse more than 350 Book Group Bags and reserve your group’s next bag in our new software, KitKeeper

Frequently Asked Questions:

How far in advance can I reserve a Book Group in a Bag?

Book Group in a Bags can be reserved up to 12 months in advance in KitKeeper.  

How many Book Group in a Bags can I reserve?

You can reserve up to 12 Book Group in a Bags with your library card. 

How do I know my reservation worked?

You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation. 

Can I cancel my reserved Book Group in a Bag?

Yes, you can cancel your future reservations by going to KitKeeper and then clicking on My Kits at the bottom of the page. You will then log in with your library number and PIN. If it’s too close to the pick-up date, the “Delete” button will not appear; in that case, email us at bookgroupbags@crrl.org for assistance. 

Can I renew my Book Group in a Bag?

While renewing is not supported in KitKeeper, you may reserve Book Group in a Bags back-to-back if they are not on hold for any other customers. Please email bookgroupbags@crrl.org for assistance with that. 

How can I see all of my Book in a Bag reservations?

Go to our KitKeeper page and then click on My Kits at the bottom of the page. You will then log in with your library number and PIN. All future reservations will be listed; click on the button at the top to see past reservations. 

Why did I receive a different pick-up date than the one I selected when I placed my request? 

We aim to have your Book Group in a Bag to your pick-up branch before your selected pick-up date. No worries, you will still have the bag for 6 weeks from your requested date, even if it comes into the branch early. 

Occasionally, the date originally selected is during a time when your pick-up branch is not open. Please look at your branch’s hours before coming to pick up your bag. 

Why am I receiving emails that my Book Group in a Bag is overdue? 

You will receive an overdue email reminder each day that the Book Group in a Bag is overdue, until all 10 copies and the bag have been returned. Due to COVID-19 quarantine procedures, recently returned bags will take additional time to be checked in. 

Do you add new Book Group in a Bag titles?

Yes, we add new Book Group in a Bag titles quarterly. You can see all new titles in our online catalog here, or browse  the list of titles in KitKeeper and scroll down to titles that are marked with “NEW!” 

How do I suggest a Book Group in a Bag title?

We love to hear recommendations of titles that book groups are interested in reading; please email those to bookgroupbags@crrl.org or through the Ask Us page. Titles are selected according to a number of different factors, such as availability, affordability, and appeal to general readership. Recommendations cannot be individually responded to. 

Who can I contact for more information about Book Group in a Bag?
Email bookgroupbags@crrl.org with your questions. Librarians at any CRRL branch can also help you reserve a Book Group in a Bag.

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