Book Club Kits

Book club kits are checked out for 4-8 weeks to Urbandale Public Library card holders.  Book club kits must be picked up at the Urbandale Public Library and may NOT be renewed. The patron who checks out the book club kit is financially responsible for returning the entire kit (10 books and the container).

The replacement cost of an entire book club kit depends on the cost of each book plus processing fees and the container.

How do I borrow a Book Club Kit?
Book club kits are borrowed with your library card in the same way you would borrow a book. If a standard book club kit is available, there will be a “mock book” case to take to the circulation desk to check out the kit. If you wish to reserve a kit in advance, please see the circulation desk staff. All book club kits must be checked out at the Urbandale Public Library circulation desk.

How do I return a Book Club Kit?
Return the kits to the Urbandale Public Library circulation desk, not through the book drop. The entire kit must be returned  (10 books and the container).

Can Book Club Kits be reserved in advance?
Some book club kits are available for reservation. For a complete list of those kits, please click here.

How long can my book club keep the books in a Book Club Kit?
The loan period for standard book club kits is 4 weeks. The loan period for reserved kits is 8 weeks.

Can Book Club Kits be renewed?
Kits cannot be renewed.

How many Book Club Kits can I borrow on my card at one time?
One kit per card can be borrowed at one time.

What fines do I pay if a Book Club Kit is returned late?
Fines are $1.50 per day, to a maximum of $150.

Who is responsible for returning books in a Book Club Kit?
The person who borrowed the kit is responsible for ensuring that the kit is returned complete (10 books and the container).

If a book is missing from the Book Club Kit, what do I do?
Inform library staff that a book is missing when you return the kit. You will be given more time to find the book before being asked to pay replacement costs. Fines of $1.50 per day will continue to accrue.

What book titles are available in Book Club Kits?

Call 515-278-3945 or stop by the library to see what titles are currently available for reservation or checkout.