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Bookmobile

Starting April 21 the Bookmobile will be back on the road for limited service stops! See below for details.

Bookmobile

(734) 482-4110

Limited Curbside Routes

We’re excited get the Bookmobile up and running again! Starting April 21 we’ll be offering limited routes and services. Stops and dates will be added as our situation allows.

Details
  • Typically there will be two stops on a given day, for 45 minutes each. We will update the schedule on this page to reflect added dates.
  • To reserve your books, place a hold online or call us at 734-482-4110 at least two days in advance of your desired Bookmobile stop.
  • Follow the instructions on the signs outside the Bookmobile at your designated stop.
COVID Protocols
  • Masks are required when picking up your materials.
  • The bookmobile is offering curbside service only; no public will be allowed inside.
  • Library returns/items are quarantined for four days before being checked in/no overdue fines will be charged.

About the Bookmobile

Mission Statement

The Bookmobile is a unique “library on wheels” that brings library materials to people. By taking library service all over our community, the Bookmobile breaks down barriers of unfamiliarity and access, reaching people who cannot get to a library building due to physical, economic, social, or geographic reasons. The primary functions of the bookmobile are to:

  • Schedule bookmobile stops in areas of high concentrations of people, according to criteria outlined in the policy statement
  • Offer current popular materials and reference information for people of all ages
  • Promote basic literacy and a lifelong desire to read
  • Present programs to encourage continued use of the library, particularly for children
  • Introduce readers to library services
  • Provide personalized library service in a cozy, friendly environment
  • Generate a positive image of the library as a whole by being highly visible throughout the entire community

The Bookmobile is not a replacement to traditional library services, but functions as an alternative outreach service.

Statistics

The Bookmobile arrived in February of 2008.

  • 36′ long, 11′-11″ tall
  • Air-conditioned
  • Equipped with a seating area for storytimes and book browsing
  • Carries over 3,000 books, movies, CDs, and magazines
  • For all ages
  • Makes an average of 90 stops per month
  • Circulates an average of 1,859 items per month
Material Requests

To request an item to be delivered to you at one of our regular stops, please contact a staff member at (734) 482-4110 x1359. Please make requests must at least 24 hours before your scheduled stop.

Special Visits

The Bookmobile is able to provide special visits outside of its scheduled stop times. The visits include a tour, explanation of library services, and materials checked out if needed. Some examples include Downtown Halloween, Touch a Truck, preschools, daycares, public, and private schools.

Request a special visit by contacting Mary at (734) 482-4110 x1316, or complete the Bookmobile Visit Request form.

Off Road Conditions

Occasionally, the Bookmobile will be out of service for maintenance, holiday closings, or inclement weather. Status updates will be posted on this page and on Facebook. You may also call us at (734) 482-4110 x1359 to check the status of the Bookmobile. If you would like to be called or emailed when the Bookmobile is going to miss its stop in your neighborhood, please call or email us.

If you have materials to return that are due on a day that we are off the road, you may return them on the next scheduled visit without accruing any fines. If you return them to another YDL facility, please inform the staff of your scheduled stop location and date missed in order to waive any fines.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the YDL Bookmobile service please telephone us at (734) 482-4110 x1359 or email us.