We love our local book clubs! We hope these Frequently Asked Questions offer a helpful overview of the services we provide:

When choosing a title, where’s a good place to start?

Take a look at our book club resources, browse the Colorado State Library Bookclub Resource, or ask a librarian.

Once I’ve identified a title, how do I get the books?

First, check our collection.

Next, try the Colorado State Library Bookclub Resource. Browse the CSL site, and then request the book using our Book Club Request Form. Be sure to indicate that you found the book on the CSL site.

Finally, if you still can’t find the title, or can’t secure enough copies, fill out our Book Club Request Form and we’ll try to obtain it via Interlibrary Loan.

How soon should we alert you to future titles our club is reading?

For best results, alert us at least three months in advance.

Are there titles that are difficult to acquire?

It’s best to avoid current bestsellers, as these will likely be checked out at most Colorado library locations, and therefore unavailable through Interlibrary Loan.

Is it helpful to provide backup options?

Yes! If you can be flexible with titles and dates, and provide multiple options, we can help ensure the best results. When you fill out the Book Club Request Form, note any backup titles and dates in the Comments section.

What if I want a large print copy or an audiobook format?

If the title is available in the requested format, we’re happy to acquire it for you!

Are digital formats available?

Yes. Please fill out the Book Club Request Form, and we can determine how best to work with your group.

Can you meet with our club representative one-on-one?

We would welcome the opportunity. We can go over our processes, answer your questions, and explore how we can best serve your needs.  Please contact interlibraryloan@estesvalleylibrary.org.

Can our club meet at the Library?

We’d love to see you at the Library! Book clubs are welcome to reserve any of our public meeting spaces. Scheduling for the coming year begins in early November.