New Mobile Library on the move
The Adelaide Hills Council has launched its new Mobile Library as it retires the original mobile library after 20 years of service.
“The mobile library is an important service for our community, providing access to library materials for borrowers across the Adelaide Hills Council area. It complements our physical branches in Woodside, Gumeracha and Stirling by bringing the library to smaller townships and community hubs,” says Jess Charlton, Manager Libraries and Customer Service.
“Customers will still be able to come on board the van and browse the collection. Now the library inside the van is solar powered and the van itself has wheelchair access.”
The new Iveco Daily van will house approximately 1000 items – including fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines and DVDs, with the curated collection being updated regularly depending on upcoming stops.
Customers are able to reserve items from across the State Library network and pick them up from their nearest mobile library public stop. Staff will also be available to assist borrowers with digital resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.
The refreshed timetable will operate on a four week cycle, with public stops at key community hubs and townships.
New stops include the Uraidla main street, Balhannah oval and playground and a return to the Mount Torrens main street and Mylor main street.
In addition to public stops, the Mobile Library will be visiting schools, kindergartens, early-learning centre, aged care facilities and retirement villages.
The latest 2022 schedule is available online with the 2023 schedule to be released this December.