Mobile libraries

Following the sudden death of our colleague David Hamilton there may be some disruption to our service for the next couple of months. Please bear with us at this difficult time. .

For those who would like to send a note/card of condolence to David's family please bring it along on your next visit to the library. Alternatively you can email us on

David Hamilton standing in front of library shelves, holding books

Times and locations

Cambridgeshire currently has three mobile libraries stopping at 364 locations in 85 villages and communities throughout the county. It’s a great place for catching up with friends and colleagues whilst supporting a local community resource.

We visit most locations once a month, for example the first Tuesday of the month.

We will be visiting on the same times and days of the week as before. Find a mobile library stop.

How to use the service

  • Mobile Libraries are now welcoming readers onboard in family groups, with usual social distancing guidelines. 

  • Readers can also continue to use the Select and Collect service for free, or request specific items online at a 50p per item charge. See below Nb. Please insert your village route number in the notes section when requesting items.

  • We can also select items for you at the door if preferred.

Reservation service

Select and Collect service

  • This allows you to request a collection of books based on your tastes. You can use the Select and Collect service online, or by calling 0345 045 5225. Simply choose the mobile library as a pick up point and order as far in advance as possible. This helps ensure that a selection is ready and issued for you to pick up from your stop. (Ideally place your request a week in advance - we will do our best with forms received after this.).

If you have any queries please email us at . Please support your local library service delivered directly to your community.

Two blue mobile libraries, painted with images of books on the side
  • The service is free to join and use.
  • Each Mobile Library vehicle carries up to 3,000 items of stock including fiction, non fiction, large print, books on CD & cassette and books for children of all ages.
  • You can request books/cassettes/CDs/DVDs. We have access to all the books in Cambridgeshire Libraries. You can also request books online to collect from the mobile Library on our next visit.
  • Any books borrowed from the Mobile Library can be returned to any other Cambridgeshire Library and you can return books from other libraries to us, so no need to worry about missing your due date.
  • You can renew and order books online, please ask onboard for your ‘PIN’ to get you started.
  • Download the Spydus mobile app to keep track of your library account using your smart phone.
  • Books are issued for 5 weeks and you can renew for up to three months.
  • Unfortunately there are charges when books are returned late
  • All vehicles have a lift for wheelchair users or those who find stairs difficult
  • We also supply free Hearing Aid batteries, sell stamps and reading glasses