Looking for help with the reading list for your local book group? Boroondara book groups can now borrow Book Group Kits at Kew Library. 

Our librarians have chosen a range of thought-provoking titles your book group will love. Each kit consists of 12 regular print copies, plus 2 large print and 2 talking book copies where possible.

Any book group is welcome to try and we would appreciate your feedback. 

Visit our Book Group Kit booklist to see the titles you can loan.

How to use Book Group Kits

  1. To reserve a kit, email [email protected].
  2. You can borrow a kit for up to 60 days from Kew Library with a Boroondara Library Service membership card.
  3. Return kits in person, at any Boroondara Library Branch during opening hours. 

Conditions of loaning Book Group Kits

  • The kits can be returned to any branch. Staff will check the kits are complete while the borrower is present. We cannot accept incomplete kits for return.
  • In line with library policy, if an individual book is damaged or lost the borrower is liable and must pay the retail price of the single item.
  • As per library policy kits will incur overdue charges of. 30c per day.

This is a trial project to gauge interest in an ongoing service, so we invite your feedback.

Note that during the Kew Library closures for technology upgrades, customers who have requested a book group kit will be able to collect it at another library branch.

If you have any questions or comments, please email our Adult Services Librarian, Kew Library, at [email protected].