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Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)

Beth Gabor
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029

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Zip Books Service Available April 10

Post Date:04/04/2014 2:42 PM

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – Thanks to a grant from the California State Library, the Yolo County Library is launching a new program on April 10 called Zip Books. Through Zip Books, library cardholders unable to find print books in the library’s catalog can make a Zip Book request and the library will attempt to locate and purchase the item from Amazon, and then have it shipped directly to the participant’s mailing address, all free of charge.

This free service is available to anyone with a library card account with overdue fines less than $10. Requests can be made online by going to (go to: Library services > Zip Books), entering a library card number and then searching for the print book title. Currently, only print books can be requested.

When the participant finishes reading the book, it should then be returned to the service desk of any branch of the Yolo County Library, opening up the opportunity for the cardholder to request another Zip Book title. Participants in the program are asked to return their Zip Book to a service desk so library staff can credit their library account accordingly. Ultimately, returned Zip Books benefit the Yolo County Library system by becoming part of the library’s permanent collection.

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