The VC Mobile Library
The Mobile Library is currently scheduled to make visits throughout Ventura County, bringing WiFi on Wheels services and library materials to underserved locations.
The vehicle serves as a WiFI hotspot, providing WiFi access outside the vehicle for several feet, allowing students and the community to socially distance and connect to the Internet. Mobile Library staff also provide Walk Up Holds Pick Up services and issue new library cards.
Mobile Library Visit Requests
Ventura County Library boasts having the first bookmobile service in California, dating back to 1924 when Elizabeth Topping, then County Librarian, loaded saddlebags on horseback to deliver books throughout the county.
Almost a century later, the Ventura County Mobile Library hits the road in May 2019. Playing an important outreach role, the Mobile Library is connecting new users and raising awareness of library services throughout the county. The Mobile Library also is a great opportunity to introduce the love of reading to children and to discover the benefits of lifelong learning.
“The mobile library is such a great opportunity for our Nyeland families who do not have access to even the closest library.”
-- Monique Garcia
BGCOP Nyeland Unit Director
The Mobile Library offers a full range of library services, including:
- Popular materials for all ages and in multiple formats: books, DVDs, audiobooks
- Checkout and return
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wireless Printing
- Laptop lending
- 3D Printing
- STEM & Makerspaces activities
- Class visits
- Participation in community events
Mobile Library FAQ
Special Events and More
We offer our sincere thanks to the following organizations for contributing to the Mobile Library!