Find the perfect book! DGPL has three methods book clubs can use to get the books they need.

Librarian-Assisted Holds

An Adult and Teen Services librarian can help gather copies of the selected book on behalf of the book club. Librarians are happy to assist with the selection of a title.

To request librarian-assisted holds:

  1. Choose a book.
  2. Download and fill out the request form.
  3. Email the completed form to, or bring it to the library.
Download the request form

Holds by Patrons

Individual book club members may place their own holds by phone, through their online account, in person, via chat, or email.

Book Club Bags

More than 50 ready-to-go Book Club Bags are available for check out. Find titles organized by Fiction and Nonfiction below. Titles that were added within the last year are indicated by an asterisk (*).  

What's in a Book Club Bag?

  • 10 copies of the selected title
  • Discussion questions
  • Author information
The Book Club Bag collection was made possible by funding from the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation through the Lillian Culbertson Restricted Use Gift Fund.

For more details on any of these options, contact the library or pick up a pamphlet at the Adult and Teen Services Desk on the second floor of the library.