Interlibrary Loan & Zip Books

If you want an item that isn’t in the Lake-Sonoma-Mendocino County shared library catalog, there are two options for seeing if it’s available elsewhere.

Zip Books

Through the Zip Books program patrons can request books, large-print books and audiobooks. Zip Books are shipped to you from Amazon at no charge to you. The funding for Zip Books comes from the California State Library. The Zip Book is checked out on your library card and you are responsible for returning it to the library.
Submit the Zip Books request form.

Interlibrary Loan

The item may be available to borrow from a library outside of the shared local catalog. Items that can be requested through interlibrary loan include books, large-print books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and videocassettes. Allow five weeks to receive your item.
Submit the interlibrary loan request form.

You can also submit a Purchase Suggestion for something you think the library should own by clicking here.