Zip Books Program Resumes at Goleta Valley Library

We are excited to announce that Zip Books are back!

What is the Zip Book Program? Let us share the latest way that you can get books that aren’t in our collection.

Patrons with a Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries card in good standing can complete a form to request books, large print books, or books on CD to be mailed directly to their home from an Amazon bookseller. Zip Books are purchased with grant funds made available through the California State Library, so payment is not required for your requests.

To be eligible for the Zip Book Program, your request must meet this criteria:

  • Title is not already owned by the Goleta Valley Library, Solvang Library, Buellton Library or Isla Vista Bookvan
  • Title must be available from Amazon for less than $50 in print or large print formats, or less than $75 in book on CD format.
  • Requests are limited to FIVE books per household per month. There is no due date; items should be returned in-person to your home library when finished reading with a note that says “Zip Book Return.” Please do not return Zip Books in the book drops.

Ready to get started? Complete our Zip Books Request form here.

Questions? Email

Happy reading!

This Project is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.