New changes to the Mobile Library Service to meet customer needs.

Posted on: 20/09/2023

Peterborough Libraries have made some changes to the Mobile Library Service. The timetable has been reviewed and 27 new stops have been added in and around Peterborough. The new schedule will increase the service usage, making it more accessible to communities that don’t travel and where public demand has been identified.

The mobile library currently reaches approximately 350 people every month, it is hoped that the changes will provide an improved service to the Peterborough area and surrounding villages, reaching more people who will benefit from accessing Peterborough Library resources.

Firzana Shaheen, Library Services Manager, said: “We introduced the new timetable having listened to the needs of our existing mobile library users and members of the community. We understand how important it is for the people of Peterborough to have access to their local library and the mobile library plays a pivotal part in delivering this service.

Everyone is welcome to use the Mobile Library Service and if you’re not already a member it’s free to join. The mobile carries a wide range of books for adults, young people and children of all ages, and new titles are added to the library regularly. You can browse, borrow and return books, as well as request and collect reserved items”.

Roger Portess, who drives the mobile library told us: “Hardly a day goes by without hearing from visitors to the mobile library, how they greatly appreciate the service we deliver, from those who are at the beginning of their reading journey, to the more avid readers.

Our regular customers are waiting for the mobile library to arrive every four weeks, in the knowledge that whatever it takes, their book choices will be coming to them.”

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