A few days ago I wrote about starting a book club at work. While brainstorming ways to get my coworkers to join and motivate them to read more, I came up with the idea of a personal lending library.

The premise is simple: I would make available a list of books I have, a person would request a book from that list, and I would let them borrow it.

Two immediate thoughts that came to mind were:

  • Should there be a “due date” for coworkers to return the book?
  • Should there be a collateral in case the book is lost or damaged?

I’m sure there are other details I haven’t worked out yet, so please help me out! Do you have any advice or suggestions?