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Frequently Asked Questions about IndyPL Kitkeeper:

What is in a book discussion kit?

Each kit contains roughly 10 copies of a given title and a discussion guide

How do I find the book discussion kits in Kitkeeper?

There are three ways to search for a bag in Kitkeeper: 

1.  List- 

  • Click Go to see a descriptive list of the titles to choose from. 
  • Select Reserve this kit on the kit you want to use for your  book discussion.
  • Select the desired date.  Available dates will display "reserve" in blue.  Click on Reserve.
  • Enter your library card number and pin and click Continue.
  • Confirm your account information and select a pickup location, and click Reserve this kit.
  • You will be notified when the kit is ready to be picked up.

 

2.  Reserve-

  • Select a title from the drop down menu and click Go.  
  • Select the date you would like.  Available dates will display "reserve" in blue.  Click Reserve.
  • Enter your library card number and pin and click Continue.
  • Confirm your account information and select a pickup location, and click Reserve this kit.
  • You will be notified when the kit is ready to be picked up.

 

 

3.  Dates-

  • Choose the month from the drop-down menu and click Go
  • Choose the date you would like, then select the kit of your choice.  Available dates are in green.
  • Enter your library card number and pin and click Continue.
  • Confirm your account information and select a pickup location, and click Reserve this kit.
  • You will be notified when the kit is ready to be picked up.

 

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.

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?

  • Overdue- $0.25 / day
  • 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.

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 selection@indypl.org.

How do I change or cancel a reservation?

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

Who do I contact with further questions?

Email selection@indypl.org for any additional questions you might have.