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...Your Library. Delivered!

What is it? Zip Books is a way for you to request books that the Library doesn't own. The item is shipped directly to you using Amazon Prime. 

Zip Book Request Form



  • You must have a SPL library card in good standing (not owe more than $5.00)

  • Item must not be available in the catalog.

  • You can request 1 item at a time and keep it as long as you want. If you want a new title, you must return your current title.

  • You may receive a total of 3 items in a month.

  • The cost of the item must be under $35.

  • Item may be a Book, a Large Print Book, or a Book on CD.


How to use it:

Step 1: Fill out the Zip Request Form.

Step 2: If you provided an email address we will respond with further details.

Step 3: Keep the item as long as you want. When you are finished, return item to a staff member at any Sacramento Public Library during library open hours. Please inform staff that you are returning a Zip Book. The item must be returned in order to request an additional item. If the item is returned through the book drop, it will not be taken off your account.

Step 4: You will be asked to complete a short survey which allows us to track patron satisfactory level with the program.



Zip Books is a statewide project of the California State Library and Califa.  The Project is funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Zip Books is administered in California by the State Librarian.


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