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Mobile Library

Mobile Library

Mobile Library Service

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The Mobile Library Service supplies books to those people who are unable to use a branch library because of distance, age or disability.  We have 3 vehicles which serve communities in Lewis, Harris and the Uists, generally at three weekly intervals.

Each van carries a variety of stock to cater for all ages and interests. In addition to new books purchased for the mobiles some stock is exchanged at regular intervals to provide as much choice as possible.  Although only a limited amount of stock can be carried on the vans, the resources of the whole of Western Isles Libraries are at the disposal of users.

The Request Service gives access to most titles in Western Isles stock and through the inter-lending scheme to that of other libraries nationwide. Whenever possible, requested material will be delivered on the mobile library's next visit. If supply of inter-lending material does not coincide with a mobile visit this may be posted direct to the readers’ home. There are charges for the request and interlibrary loan service.

If you would like the Mobile Library to stop at your house, please contact us at 01851 822744.