The Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley Library staff are very happy to announce that the Zip Book Program is back! Thanks to the California State Library and the Legislature, the program has been funded for another year. The Zip Book Program provides funding to libraries to purchase books and audiobooks not already owned. If you are interested in a book that is not owned by Goleta Valley, Solvang or Buellton Libraries and was published at least two years ago, you can request it here on the Library website.
As long as it is available for less than $50, we will order it from Amazon and have it shipped directly to your home. The same applies to Books on CD, although the dollar maximum is $75 for those. Once you are finished with the item, we ask that you bring it to the library so we can decide whether or not to add it to our collection. If we don’t add it to our collection, then it goes into the Friends Booksale. There is a limit of five zip book requests per household per month.