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Frequently Asked Questions about JCPL's Kitkeeper:

How do I find the book discussion kits in Kitkeeper?

Click on the "Return to Kitkeeper Main Menu" box at the top of this page to access JCPL's main Kitkeeper page.   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 one year in advance.  Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of planned usage in order to allow time for processing, delivery, and notifications.   

How long is the checkout period for book discussion kits?

Book discussion kits can be checked out for 8 weeks.

Are there any fees for damaged or lost materials?

Books and bookbags not returned or damaged will be charged to the cardholder's account.

How do I return book discussion kits?

Bags can be returned at any JCPL Branch.  It is very important to return your Book Club Kit on time as other people could be waiting to use the kit in the time period immediately after yours.   

How do I view, change, or cancel my reservation?

Click on the My Kits link at the bottom of the JCPL Kitkeeper home page and enter in your library barcode number and pin.  Then, hit Continue and a list of your current reservations will appear.    Please note, your open reservations will be in Kitkeeper only, and will appear in your JCPL account when the kit is ready to be sent.  

Who do I contact with further questions?

Email kgilbert@jcplin.org if you have questions.