A special way to get books that are not in the Library Catalog, Zip Books are real books that can be sent to your home.
They come to you quickly -- that's the 'zippy' factor.
HOW TO REQUEST A ZIP BOOK
Request a Zip Book at the service desk of any branch of the Humboldt County Library. You must have your library card in hand.
Books that the Humboldt County Library does not yet own - and that are at least 1 year old - may be requested as Zip Books
This is proving to be an efficient way to provide library users with the books they want to read.Because of this efficiency, tests appear to show that Zip Books can actually save libraries money when used as a part of the Interlibrary Loan System. The Library still uses the traditional Interlibrary Loan method, with Zip Books as a helpful option.