View our Book Club Kits in the ORL Catalogue
A book club kit consists of 6-8 copies of a book stored in a plastic tote box. Often it will include reading guides which include author information, discussion questions, and read-alike suggestions.
Anyone with an Okanagan Regional Library card can check out a Book Club Kit for their book club. The person who checks out the kit assumes responsibility for returning the complete kit (tote and all copies) to the library by the due date.
Book Club Kits are borrowed for 42 days, renewals are not allowed. Fines are $0.30 per kit, per day, to a maximum of $7.00.
The Book Club Kit, containing all copies of the book plus the plastic tote and any guides will be returned to a staff member at the front desk of your local ORL branch. It is important to return all items together in the plastic tote 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.
Book Club Kits are housed at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. Because the kits are very popular we recommend that you put a hold on a kit from the online catalogue or by asking library staff for assistance. We recommend that you place holds ahead of time and “inactivate” or "pause" the hold until it is closer to the month you require.
It can be tricky to ensure that you have a set available for your next meeting. Depending on locations, the number of holds, and when kits are returned it can be difficult to predict when your requested item will arrive.
In order to help with this frustration, there is no limit to the number of kits that can be borrowed by one customer at any one time. Some clubs find it useful to plan on two kits per month to increase the chance that a kit will arrive on time.
The titles chosen for Book Club Kits are selected by librarians from the Okanagan Regional Library according to a set of criteria including the book’s literary merit and how well it lends itself to discussion. We encourage book clubs to contact their local branch with suggestions and their upcoming reading lists.
Contact your closest library branch
We are pleased to offer support to all our local book groups! See what the library can do for your club.