What are mobile libraries?
Mobile libraries help more people to use Cambridgeshire Libraries' services. Mobile libraries can be a lifeline for people who can't get to a static library.
Each vehicle carries up to 3,000 items of stock. This includes fiction, non fiction, large print, books on CD and cassette, and children's books.
It’s a great place for catching up with friends and colleagues whilst supporting a local community resource.
Our three mobile libraries make over 400 stops at around 100 villages and communities each month. We visit most locations once a month, on the same time and day of the week each month.
Who can use Cambridgeshire Libraries?
Anyone who lives or works in Cambridgeshire can use a mobile library. Some customers use mobile libraries because they find it hard to travel to a static library. Others use mobile libraries to return books they have borrowed from elsewhere.
All vehicles have a lift for wheelchair users or those who find stairs difficult.
Please do come and visit us and support the service!
Mobile library services
You can register to join Cambridgeshire Libraries online.
You can also join Cambridgeshire Libraries on board any of our mobile libraries.
Books and resources
There are books and audiobooks on each mobile library. If you join Cambridgeshire Libraries you can borrow these.
You can also request books, adult spoken word cassettes and CDs. We have access to all the books in the Cambridgeshire Libraries catalogue. You can also request books online to collect from the mobile library on your next visit. Please add your location in the notes section when requesting items. This is to help us send your item to the correct mobile library.
Any item borrowed from a mobile library can be returned to any other Cambridgeshire Library.
Items borrowed from other libraries can also be returned to mobile libraries.
Please download our Spydus Mobile App to renew or request books.
Choose one of the mobile libraries as the pickup location:
- Mobile - Fenland (FMOB)
- Mobile - Huntingdonshire (HMOB)
- Mobile - South Cambs/Cambridge area (CMOB)
You will be emailed when your item is available.
There is a 50p reservation fee per item.
Hearing aid batteries
We have free NHS hearing aid batteries on our mobile libraries. You do not need to be a library member to collect the batteries.
Walking stick ferrules
You can pick up free walking stick ferrules from our mobile libraries.
We can sell first and second class stamps in books of eight. We can only accept cash.
Our mobile libraries offer reading glasses for sale.
Information and advice
We will do our best to help you find any information that you need. If we can't answer your questions we can direct you to other libraries which can help you.
Books borrowed from mobile libraries are issued for 5 weeks. You can renew them for up to three months.
Fees and charges
Library fees for mobile libraries work slightly differently to static libraries due to different borrowing periods.
Details are on the webpage for fees and charges .