Choices Order Form
We shall do our best to supply titles from your list of choices but sometimes, due to the level of demand, this may not always be possible. For existing groups, we can also look back over your past lists for any titles not already previously supplied. If we are still unable to supply one of your choices in a given month, we will send you a ‘wild card’ set so that your group always has something to read.
Book sets should be available to collect from your designated library up to two weeks before your group meets.
Many of the books on this list may also be available to borrow as eBooks.
As with standard book requests for individual library members, there is a charge to request books through the Choices service:
- Standard membership - £60 per year. This includes the supply of sets of up to 10 standard print copies, up to 12 times per year. For this level of membership, we shall also reserve large print or audio book versions from general library stock, where these are required, although this may be subject to availability of titles in these formats. If groups with more than 10 members select this option, they will be required to source extra copies of the books themselves. If they reserve them through the library service then standard reservation fees will apply. There is no charge for borrowing or reserving our eBooks.
- Enhanced membership - £75 per year. This will include all the benefits of standard membership, but for those groups with more than 10 members, we will reserve additional standard print copies from general library stock, although this may be subject to availability at the time.
- New groups joining after February - £30 standard / £37.50 enhanced. Any new groups joining the service between March and August would pay a reduced rate for the remainder of the first year.
Reading groups will need to pay the charge up front as a single payment. We use the income to purchase new sets each year as well as replacing missing copies from existing sets. If groups pay upfront as a single payment, it also means we can purchase additional copies of the most popularly requested titles for the year ahead.
You can pay by cash or cheque at your local library. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Libraries Unlimited South West’.
You can also post your cheque, with your completed order form, to Stock Services, Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ.
Alternatively, if you prefer internet banking, you can also pay online: sort code: 20-30-47; account number: 33266656. Please enter your library reading group name as the payment reference.
If you have a query about the reading group service, or if your group wishes to leave the service, please email email@example.com
If your group leaves the Choices service the group library card will revert to three week loans for items requested from general library stock.