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Book Clubs and Book Club Kits

Book Clubs

Book clubs - and reading in general - are proven to keep your mind active, decrease stress, and help you live longer. Our libraries have lots of different book clubs for all ages to choose from. You're bound to find one that's right for you!

Book Club Kits

Do you host your own book club? Check out our Book Club Kits! Book Club Kits are a book club in a bag. They include everything you need for your book club, and they're completely free to use.

»  Find a list of Book Club Kits and titles here.

»  Find the Book Club Kit request form here.

Book Club Kit Details

Cobb County Public Library offers Book Club Kits as a service to all library patrons with valid Cobb County Public Library cards in good standing.

What’s in a Book Club Kit?  

  • 12 copies (unless otherwise specified) of one title
  • A discussion guide and questions (when available)
  • A sign out sheet
  • A canvas bag

How do I reserve a kit?

  • Cobb County Resident:
  • Patrons of other Georgia Public Libraries:
    • Choose a title from the Book Club Kit list.
    • Contact your local library Interlibrary Loan Department.
    • The Interlibrary Loan staff will fill out Book Club Kit request form for Georgia Public Libraries online, and submit it on your behalf.
  • Kits may be reserved up to 6 months ahead of time. Kits are reserved on a first come, first served basis; however, priority is given to Cobb County Public Library patrons. The Reserves Department must be given at least 5 business days notice to reserve kits.

How long may I keep a kit?

  • 45 days for Cobb County Public Library patrons
  • 60 days for other Georgia library patrons to accommodate delivery time to and from the requesting library system
  • Kits may not be renewed or kept longer than the checkout period, and should be returned intact. Overdue fines are $1.00 per day per kit. Lost or damaged books will incur a $10.00 charge. Lost or damaged canvas bag will incur a $10.00 charge. Lost kits will incur up to a $120.00 charge.

Where can I pick up and return a kit?

  • Cobb County Public Library patrons will pick up/return the kits at their local branch library.
  • Other Georgia library patrons may pick up/return the kits at their Interlibrary Loan Department.