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Book Clubs

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Interested in joining a Book Club?

We are delighted to provide a Book Club collection for:

  • established book clubs
  • individuals wishing to join an established book club
  • interested individuals wishing to get together once a month to share their love of reading with others

There are a range of titles on offer including both fiction and non-fiction, with a complete list of titles below.

Existing book groups and new clubs may arrange to meet at any of the branches of the Charles Sturt Library Service if possible (during open hours) or at a destination of their choosing, for example a member’s home, one of our Community Centres, coffee shops, or even the local park.

Please note: due to COVID-19, we are unable to host meetings at our libraries. Please check the COVID-19 page for regular updates.

How it works

If you are interested in joining a book club, we'll try to connect you with an existing group, or sometimes we'll create an entirely new group. We can help you with forming a new book club, providing an initial consultation, support and attending your first meeting. After that we encourage you to run the club independently.

If you are an established group, you're all set to go!

Individual book club groups can access up to 10 copies of each book title, and 12 different titles per calendar year on a rotational, first-in-first-served basis. A group leader is nominated and will be responsible for liaising with the Library Book Club Coordinator as well as collecting and returning all book sets by the due date.

You can borrow book club sets for up to 6 weeks. If you haven’t finished your designated book by the end of the loan period, you may be able to borrow the same titles from the collection, but that is dependent on availability.

What book titles are available?

A range of titles will be offered including fiction and non-fiction, with many new titles added each year. You can view the latest list here.

Requests for titles selected from the complete list should be made 6 weeks in advance. However, we can't guarantee that selected titles will be available in this time period. Requests for new titles will be accepted from groups twice a year.

How to join 

Our book club program is open to all Charles Sturt Library members.

Joining is easy. Simply fill out the application form below and our staff will be in touch with you.

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