Outreach Services - Bookmobile

SCPL Bookmobile

The Bookmobile is a small, traveling branch of the Santa Cruz City-County Public Library system that carries materials to patrons for whom access to a fixed branch is difficult, inappropriate or otherwise under-used. As a part of the library outreach services, the Bookmobile is a means for expanding service to communities that are geographically isolated or underserved.

The Bookmobile operates similarly to a fixed branch. It contains a variety of materials in both Spanish and English for children, young adults, adults and seniors. All members of the public are welcome to use the Bookmobile at any of its scheduled locations. Materials borrowed from the Bookmobile check out for two weeks and can be returned on the subsequent visit. All items borrowed from the Bookmobile can be returned to it or to any of the other branches. Likewise, materials borrowed from other branches can be returned to the Bookmobile. You can also renew items or request specific titles that you can pick up at the next visit to your stop.

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Traveling Libraries

"Under the leadership of Melvil Dewey, the State of New York initiated a state funded traveling library system in 1892. Traveling libraries were small rotating collections that provided a method for extending library service to rural areas. These small libraries usually from 30 to a hundred books were located in ..." [More]

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