New Library Directors Handbook

Bookmobiles

Bookmobiles are initially expensive, but can be cost effective for areas where there is little access to library services. Usually the bookmobile has fixed stops at schools, churches, even restaurants where customers can visit the bookmobile for a selection of books. Because a library staff member is on the bookmobile, customers can also ask for information, make requests for the next trip, or simply visit with the staff member. Some bookmobiles even have computers on them, where people can use office applications or surf the Internet.