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 www.yolocountylibrary.org (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.