Auckland Libraries: Mobile library and access services

Mobile library and access services

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Along with our 55 community libraries, we also offer mobile library and access services.

Through these services, we reach communities who are far from our community libraries and people who are unable to visit. We promote and support literacy and access to information, and help customers use digital devices and services.

 

Mobile libraries

We have mobile library buses and vans that provide a full library service throughout the Auckland region. There is a wide range of books, magazines, audiobooks and other library items, as well as free WiFi onboard.   

Pop-up library services

Our mobile libraries pop up at parks, beaches and local and regional events around Tāmaki Makaurau. At times, we also go to the Zoo to hold storytimes with books about the environment and interactive kauri dieback activities.  

We also regularly visit aged care facilities, schools, pre-schools, marae and kohanga reo. 


Delivery services for vulnerable or homebound customers

Our delivery service caters to people who are unable to visit a library due to mobility, access or other special circumstances. Volunteers collect library items and deliver them to their assigned homebound customers.

If you or one of your whānau are vulnerable people in need of reading material or entertainment but are unable to visit the library, we can help. 

Contact our Library Connect team on (09) 377 0209 or via our general enquiries form to arrange a delivery.

This service is available to homebound or vulnerable people who are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 including:

  • Those with medical conditions (chronic lung, heart, kidney disease, etc.)
  • Compromised immunity (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunity weakening medicines, etc.)
  • Older people (particularly those over 70)
  • People in aged care facilities
  • Pregnant women (in their third trimester or with underlying health conditions).

Rural libraries

There are 11 rural libraries outside Auckland Libraries with their own membership and borrowing service. We support them through grants, bulk loans, professional advice to volunteers, and book buying. Some of our community libraries help them out with regular events for young children. 

Auckland Libraries:Mobile library and access services Auckland Libraries aims to reach more people through mobile libraries, homebound services and pop up libraries.