zip books alhambra library


Can’t find a certain book in our catalog? The Zip Books Program is now available at the Alhambra Library!


Zip Books can be delivered to you for free and directly from Amazon. Visit the Zip Books program page to learn more. These are the basic parameters:

  • If you can't find a book in our catalog that has been published OVER one year ago and can be purchased in Amazon for less than $50 (pre-tax), you can submit a Zip Book request for it.
  • You must have a valid Alhambra Library card in good standing to use the program.
  • You are limited to ordering 1 book once a month.
  • Please do not order:
    • Textbooks
    • Workbooks meant to be written in
    • Items only available from non-US vendors
    • Items published less than 365 days ago


This is a grant program funded by the California State Library.