Zip Books

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The Yolo County Library offers Zip Books!

This FREE service is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the California State Library and offers a “buy or borrow” option when materials not owned by the Yolo County Library are requested.

How does Zip Books work?

If you are looking for a print book that the Yolo County Library does not own, you may place an interlibrary loan request through our interlibrary loan system. For information on how to do this, please visit our interlibrary loan page. When you place an interlibrary loan request, it may be eligible to be ordered as a Zip Book. Staff will review incoming requests to decide whether to order through Zip Books service or traditional interlibrary loan service. PLEASE NOTE…NOT ALL REQUESTS CAN BECOME ZIP BOOKS. SOME REQUESTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE TRADITIONAL INTERLIBRARY LOANS THAT NEED TO BE PICKED UP AT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH.

What are Zip Books?

Zip Books are print books or audiobooks costing $35.00 or less that the Yolo County Library does not own. Instead of asking other library systems to lend them, the Yolo County Library will try to purchase titles that meet Zip Book requirements and have them sent directly to your mailing address. Music CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays are not eligible.

Who can use Zip Books?

Registered borrowers of the Yolo County Library in good standing are eligible.

May I request more than one item through Zip Books?

You may request one Zip Book at a time. Once you return your Zip Book you may request another one.

How long can I keep my Zip Book?

Zip Books have a due date of 3 months. You may also return the book to any Yolo County Library branch before the due date.

What happens to the Zip Book after it is returned to the library?

A librarian will review the book and decide whether to add it to the library's collection or include it in the Friends' of the Library book sale, the proceeds of which benefit the library.

What if I have more questions?

Please call 530-666-8007 for more information.