Auckland Libraries: Mobile library and access services

Mobile library and access services

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 on board.   

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 on books about the environment and interactive kauri dieback activities.  

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

Upcoming summer pop up library dates and locations

Bethells Beach
  • Thursday 19 December 2019
  • Friday 20 December 2019
  • Monday 23 December 2019
  • Friday 27 December 2019
  • Saturday 28 December 2019
  • Friday 3 January 2020
  • Sunday 5 January 2020
  • Saturday 11 January 2020
Britomart
  • Sunday 5 January 2020
  • Thursday 9 January 2020
  • Sunday 12 January 2020
  • Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Sunday 19 January 2020
  • Thursday 23 January 2020
Cornwallis
  • Thursday 16 January 2020
Huia
  • Friday 17 January 2020 - CANCELLED
Maraetai
  • Tuesday 7 January 2020, 8.40am - 11am
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020, 8.40am - 11am
  • Tuesday 21 January 2020, 8.40am - 11am
MOTAT
  • Monday 8 January 2020
  • Thursday 9 January 2020
  • Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Thursday 16 January 2020
  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Thursday 24 January 2020
Muriwai
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020
Ōrewa
  • Wednesday 8 January 2020
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020
  • Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Wednesday 22 January 2020
  • Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Wednesday 29 January 2020

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

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.