Placer County Libraries have stated they will now be participating in the Zip Books program. The program works when a particular book isn’t available with the library, they will place an order at Amazon or any other bookseller featured on Amazon and have it delivered straight to the member, free of cost. Once the book has been read (or heard, in the case of audiobooks), the member will be required to return it to the library where it will become part of the library’s catalog. There are no obligations on the part of patrons for participation in the Zip Books program, except that they shouldn’t owe more than $5 as fines to the library.
Further, members will have to be physically present in the library to make Zip Book requests. Also, all Zip Book requests worth more than $35 will require approval from library administrators. However, once the book (or audiobook) has been returned, members will be free to make another request. The Zip Book program excludes videos and DVDs.