Library Closure Press Release

  • Please return items after libraries reopen, all due dates have been extended.
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ILL & ZIP Books

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ZIP Book requests are now available.

See here for Covid-19 extended benefits through April 6th.

Please ask a staff member if you need assistance submitting these forms online.

The library currently has access to a free Interlibrary Loan option called ZIP Books.

ZIP Books Requests

  • Are ordered and shipped for free
  • Ship directly to your mailing address by a third-party vendor
  • The Zip Book will be checked out on your library account for 5-6 weeks
  • Please hand the item directly to library staff within 4-6 weeks after receiving it in the mail.
  • Limit one book at a time per person — after previous ZIP Book is returned
  • DVDs and music CDs are not available
  • Mendocino County Library general cardholders only
  • No pre-publication items

The ZIP Books service is completely free for you and is provided by a grant funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, managed by the Califa Group and the California State Library.

Your ZIP Books request must be returned to the library before placing another ZIP Books request.

You also have the option to place a standard ILL request for a $2.00 non-refundable fee. Items requested are preferably more than one year old. Most libraries will not ship music CD and DVD ILLs.

Select an Interlibrary Loan option to proceed: