Locating Discussion Sets

There are two lists of current discussion sets available for interlibrary loan. The first list is maintained by Almy Landauer at the Waterbury Public Library and includes titles owned by public libraries. The second list is maintained by VTLIB and contains only those titles owned by VTLIB. More information about each list and instructions to request both are below.

Public Multiple Copy List for borrowing book sets from public libraries

This spreadsheet contains data collected from public libraries that will be useful to librarians who either run book groups or help local book groups procure multiple copies of titles. All the libraries who have added their data are happy to share their sets. You will find the titles, authors, target audience, number of copies, formats available, library contact info and more. The list is available here. Each library may add or edit information on the Multiple Copy List. Because it is a shared document, anyone with the link can open it and edit it. Changes are saved automatically. Please contact Almy Landauer whenever you make any changes, as she keeps a backup copy of the newest version of the spreadsheet. If you have trouble or need further assistance with adding or editing data, please contact Almy. almy@waterburypubliclibrary.com

Instructions on how to request these sets from specific libraries are available here.

If you cannot access this list for any reason, please contact almy@waterburypubliclibrary.com. If you would like to add or edit information on the spreadsheet, please contact Almy at the above address.


VTLIB Multiple Copy Sets for borrowing from VTLIB

VTLIB owns over 400 discussion sets for children and young adults that can be requested by any library in Vermont. A full list of the sets including if they have won or been nominated for a Vermont Book Award is available here (Excel format). This list contains different titles than the Public Multiple Copy List and is only those titles owned by VTLIB.

Requests to borrow these sets should be submitted through Clover, and instructions on how to locate the record for each set and request them directly from VTLIB are available here.

If you need help with requesting multiple copies or any discussion sets, contact April Shaw at VTLIB (april.shaw@vermont.gov).

Multiple copy sets can be sent and returned through the courier service.