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. 

Upcoming pop-up library dates and locations

Like the Auckland Mobile Libraries Facebook page  to find out where we are popping up next.  

Mobile Library West will be at MOTAT  these school holidays on the following dates:

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 10am - 4pm
Thursday 9 July 2020, 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 15 July 2020, 10am - 4pm
Thursday 16 July 2020, 10am - 4pm


Homebound delivery services

Our homebound 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.

Email the Mobile Library team to get an assessment for our volunteer homebound service.

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.