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News Release

Library Introduces Program that Ships Books to Moreno Valley Homes

For immediate release: March 7, 2022

ZIP books - a new way to borrow the books you want...fast.

The City of Moreno Valley is pleased to introduce the California State Library’s Zip Books Program at all three Moreno Valley Public Library locations.

The innovative Zip Books Program provides Moreno Valley Public Library cardholders with speedy access to books that are not available in library collections. A patron requests a print book or audiobook, and the Library purchases it from Amazon. The book is then shipped directly to the patron’s home at no charge.

When finished, the patron returns it to any Moreno Valley Public Library branch in person, and the Library adds it to its permanent collection.

“The Zip Books program is yet another reason why the Moreno Valley Public Library is the City’s passport to adventure,” said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley. “Not only does this program help our Library patrons, but it also allows the Library’s already extensive collection to become more unified to the needs of the community.”

The Zip Books Program results from a partnership with the California State Library and California Library Services Act funds administered by the State Librarian.

 To order a book from the Zip Books Program, please visit the Library’s website at moval.org/mv-library/zipbooks or call the Library’s Information Desk at 951.413.3880.


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About Moreno Valley Public Library
The fundamental goal of the Moreno Valley Public Library is to provide services that will contribute to the educational development and cultural vitality of Moreno Valley. Visitors to the Main Library (25480 Alessandro Blvd.), Mall Branch (22500 Town Circle), and Iris Plaza (16170 Perris Boulevard) locations will find titles in both traditional and modern formats, public computers, WiFi, Veterans’ Resources Center, family-friendly special events, and other free ongoing activities for all ages. The Library Commission, comprising seven members appointed by the City Council, advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on operations. Library services are operated under contract to Library Systems & Services, LLC. For more information, visit www.moval.org/mv-library.


Christina Whorl
Branch Manager, Moreno Valley Mall Library
phone: 951.413.3761
email: christina.whorl@moval-library.org