Bath & North East Somerset Council’s brand new mobile library will enter service on Monday 1st July, providing local communities the chance to easily access books and services in their area.
The custom-designed vehicle will provide a full lending service giving access to DVDs, talking books and the three million books available from the LibrariesWest catalogue.
It will also offer digital access to online services and Wi-Fi for users of the service.
Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community Services, said: “We know how much the mobile library is valued by customers across Bath and North East Somerset and this new vehicle will serve our communities for many years to come.
“It is more fuel-efficient than its predecessor and as it is slightly slimmer it will be better able to cope with country lanes offering a more reliable service to rural communities.”
Residents may get a glimpse of the new mobile library during the last week of June as it hits the streets of Bath and North East Somerset, testing all routes before is starts providing a full service for customers on 1st July.
The new mobile library is part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s modern libraries programme, to help ensure the sustainable future of libraries in its area.
Full details of mobile library’s routes and timings can be found on the council’s website.