Book Club Express

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The Salinas Public Library's Book Club Express (BCE) offers a variety of genres in English and Spanish for adult book club groups. Each BCE bag includes ten copies of the book, one set of discussion questions, one set of discussion leader tips, and a summary of the book.

Not every book is for every book club. Please ask a librarian for help if you need a recommendation.


Requesting a bag 

  • A BCE bag can be requested in person or online. Bag pickup is available at all branches.
  • List of titles available through BCE: Book Club Express titles

Checking out a bag

  • Each bag will be checked out on the library card of the person who reserves it. That person is responsible for the bag and all of its contents. 
  • Each person may only check out one BCE bag at a time.
  • Bags must be checked out as a whole; individual contents cannot be checked out separately. 
  • Bags are checked out for six weeks. 
  • A bag may be renewed provided no other library user has requested it. To renew a bag, or to cancel a hold please contact us directly at (831)758-7311.

Returning a bag

  • Please check the contents before returning a bag.
  • If your group loses or damages a book you have two options: replace it with another copy of the book that is the same edition and in good condition, or pay the replacement fee for the book ($15).
  • Replacement fee for an entire bag including its content is $150.
  • Bags must be returned by the date they are due. Overdue bags will incur a fee of $0.25 per day.
  • Bags with missing contents will also incur a fee of $0.25 per day until the missing items are returned.
  • Bags must be returned to library staff during open hours. The bags cannot be returned in the book drop.