Mobile Library Service on the move again after being paused due to Coronavirus – The mobile library service will return to Cambridgeshire’s roads for the first time after being paused due to Coronavirus restrictions earlier this year.
Two new vehicles will be launched and a third has been renovated in time for the service to resume on Monday, 21 September.
The new vehicles are fitted with solar panels to provide energy to the interior of the van, powering its lights, laptop and heating.
Many of the books in the new vehicles will be brand new and all of the mobile libraries are wheelchair accessible, also providing a wide range of services such as free NHS hearing aid batteries, and walking stick ferrules, stamps and reading glasses are available to buy.
The vehicles are returning to their regular stops, although access to the vehicle will be limited and some measures will be in place to help keep everyone safe and limit the risk of Covid-19. See here for details for Hauxton.
Signs will direct customers to leave returned books in a box at the bottom of the steps and staff will hand out items to customers from the vehicle entrance. All returned books are quarantined for 72 hours before being removed from customer account and made available for others to borrow.
In line with government guidance, no more than six people will be able to be at the mobile libraries at any one time.
Customers can pre-order books to collect from the mobile libraries using our usual free reservation service here.
Alternatively, use the new ‘Select and Collect’ service by going online here or by calling the Customer Service Centre on 0345 045 5225. We encourage everyone to order as far in advance as possible to ensure a selection is ready (ideally a week in advance, but we will do our best with forms received after this).
(18 9 2020)