The New York Public Library has a long history with bookmobiles, and a new chapter is beginning with the arrival of the new NYPL Bookmobile.
It’s a mobile library with many roles, including providing FREE library service in neighborhoods where the local branch is closed for renovation, and making stops at community events and local partner organizations.
The Bookmobile can carry as many as 1,000 books that have either been requested for checkout or can be browsed curbside.
Books can also be returned or renewed, and New Yorkers can sign up for library cards and receive reference and reader services.
NYPL has a long history of bookmobile service, and they’ve been called by different names over the years, including . “book vans,” “bookwagons,” and “traveling libraries”.
There will be a total of three of these modern new Bookmobiles in 2019.
Hopefully, the NYPL Bookmobile will be carrying the newest guidebook by NYC on the Cheap Editor-in-Chief Evelyn Kanter, just published, also with a bright red cover, same as the new NYPL Bookmobile.
How to Find the Bookmobile
To find out where the Bookmobile will be next, check official NYPL Bookmobile webpage.
Photos courtesy NYPL