Book Club Kits

Available Book Club Kit Titles

Book Club Kits include all the resources needed to run a book club including: 12 copies of a book (including one large print when available), reading guides which include author information, discussion questions, and read-alike suggestions. We have also included tips on starting and running a successful book club in each kit. 

To find a complete list of book club kits in the Chinook Arch Regional Library System type “book club kit” into the search box in the catalogue. Many of these titles are also available as audiobooks and eBooks in Overdrive.     

Who can borrow Book Club Kits?
Anyone with a library card from a Chinook Arch Regional Library System member library can check out a book club kit for their book club. The person who checks out the kit is responsible for returning the complete kit to the library. 

Is there a limit on how many kits I can borrow?
You can have up to two kits signed out at a time.

Where can I pick up Book Club Kits?

Kits can be picked up from any Chinook Arch Regional Library System member library. Because the kits are very popular and are housed at Chinook Arch Headquarters it is important to put a hold on a kit in the catalogue or by asking a library staff member for assistance, to ensure the kit you want is available when and where you want to pick it up.

Where can I return Book Club Kits?

Kits may be returned to any Chinook Arch member library. Kits should be returned during regular library hours and NOT left in a library book drop (due to their size).

How long can Book Club Kits be borrowed?

The loan period on Book Club Kits is 6 weeks. Kits may be renewed once.

Can I reserve a Book Club Kit in advance?

Yes. Contact your library to place a hold on the kit of your choice or place a hold online in the catalogue and “Suspend” your hold until you are ready to receive it.

What is the late charge for a Book Club Kit?

Book Club Kits do not carry late charges, however it is important to return all books in the Book Club Kit on time as other book clubs may have reserved the kit. Items will be considered lost when they are overdue 100 days.  Lost items will be billed at $12.00/book so that they can be replaced. Entire kits that are lost will be charged the full price of the kit.

How are Book Club Kit titles selected?

The titles chosen for Book Club Kits are selected by a committee of librarians from Chinook Arch Regional Library System and Lethbridge Public Library according to a set of criteria including the book’s literary merit and how well it lends itself to discussion. If you wish to learn more about our selection guidelines or to suggest a title for consideration please contact us at