Book Groups at Libraries Tasmania

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Registrations Use this form to register or renew your book group registration.
Available titles Discover titles for your book group to read by searching the Book Groups at Libraries Tasmania catalogue.
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What is a book group?

Book groups (also called book clubs or reading groups) are a popular way for book lovers to share the enjoyment of reading. Book groups work by all members individually reading the same book then meeting to jointly discuss it. This video explains the appeal and benefits of book groups

Book Groups at Libraries Tasmania

Book Groups at Libraries Tasmania is a free service which supports book groups around the state. You decide how often, where and when you’d like to meet and we provide you with packs of books for loan. Here’s how it works:


  1. Form a book group consisting of no more than ten members.
  2. Create a name for your book group – this is required for registration.
  3. Nominate a secretary who will manage the group and co-ordinate the members.
  4. Register your book group with us by completing this form
  5. Decide how often your group would like to meet - once a month is common.
  6. Choose which books the group would like to read from the 400+ title sets in our catalogue (also available in a printable PDF).

Once your book group is registered and we have your preferences, your packs of books will be delivered to your nominated local library for your secretary to collect and distribute to members. When you’ve finished reading and discussing the book the secretary returns all copies back to the library. We’ll then send your next set of books. This sheet (PDF) provides more information.

Please note that our service deals exclusively with the provision of books to existing book groups. We do not connect people seeking to join a book group.

Contact

Email: bookgroups.libraries@education.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6165 5599 or (03) 6165 5597

Post:

Book Groups at Libraries Tasmania
91 Murray Street
HOBART TAS 7000