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Mobile Library

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  • photo of the Ventura County Mobile Library-bookmobile; exterior is wrapped with the Library logo of hills and ocean
5600 Everglades
Ventura, CA 93003
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The VC Mobile Library 

The Mobile Library is temporarily out of service due to the public health emergency.

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
  • Storytimes
  • Class visits
  • Participation in community events 

Mobile Library FAQ 

Special Events and More

Our Thanks

We offer our sincere thanks to the following organizations for contributing to the Mobile Library!