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.

Did You Know?

The Earliest Bookmobiles

"The first bookmobiles, which appeared in the 19th century in England and in the early 20th century in the United States, were horse-drawn book wagons. These provided service to individual homes, as well as to village centers.

Hagerstown, Maryland had the first bookmobile service in the United ..." [More]

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