My Account

Book Club in a Bag is a convenient way for you to get a group of friends together to enjoy reading the same book - lively discussion will no doubt follow! Choose from over 500 titles. There are Book Clubs in a Bag for kids' chapter books too. We'll provide the books, you gather your people and provide the snacks. It's that easy!

Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text, or email ask-a-librarian.

Each Bag contains:

  • 10 copies of the same title with a 6-week checkout period
  • Book club guides with discussion questions

Plan your next book club meeting now!

Book Club in a Bag Photo

Browse our selection of book club bags here to choose and reserve a Book Club in a Bag Kit. You can also suggest a book to have a Book Club in a Bag made for it. We welcome your feedback about this service here.


How far in advance can I reserve book discussion kits in Kitkeeper?

Bags can be reserved up to two years in advance. There are no limits on the number of bags you can reserve at one time. However, reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of planned usage in order to allow time for processing, delivery, and hold notifications.

How long is the checkout period for book discussion kits?

Book discussion kits can be checked out for 6 weeks.

Are there any fees or fines for overdue or lost materials?
  • Whole Kit- $25.00
  • Lost/Missing books- no fines
  • Damaged / Missing Bags- $25.00
Can I renew book discussion kits?

No, book discussion kits cannot be renewed. Please contact if the checkout date needs to be extended.

How do I return book discussion kits?

Bags can be returned at any Indianapolis Public Library location. It is very important to return your Book Club Kit on time as other people will be waiting to use the kit in the time period immediately after yours. Book Club kits privileges may be revoked if borrowed kits are not consistently returned on time.

​How can I suggest new titles for the Indypl Book Club in a Bag Program?

Suggestions can be made by submitting an evaluation form. Forms are available in the discussion guide folders as well as online. Completed print forms can be returned to any library service desk or scanned and sent by email to

How do I change or cancel a reservation?

Click on the My Kits link at the bottom of the IndyPL Book Club in a Bag Kitkeeper home page and enter your library barcode number and pin. Click "Continue" and a list of your current reservations will appear.

Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.