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Welcome to the Zip Books project, a partnership between the California State Library and the NorthNet Library System, supported by California Library Services Act funds.

Zip Books began back in 2012 and serves as an alternative model for interlibrary loan service that bridges the gaps between a library’s patron request service, a normal acquisitions process, and an outreach/home-delivery service. By navigating through the different sections of this website, you will find background information about what Zip Books is, where to find Zip Books programs, and answers to frequently asked questions. For participating Zip Books libraries, this site also serves as the online home for program resources, including training and marketing materials. The resources found here should be used in conjunction with your individual program’s documentation to aid in the continued growth of your local Zip Books program in meeting your communities’ unique reading and information needs.