Mobile library

Our mobile libraries

Three mobile library vans

Our vans have literary names so keep an eye out for them. The Borrowers, Chitty Chitty Book Book, the Hardbacks of Notre Van, Great Transportations, Vroom with a View and Ride and Prejudice. They are making sure people who do not live close to one of the council's 64 libraries can still access all the great services they offer.

Our five mobile vans travel across the Lancashire region and are based at Heysham, Garstang, Brierfield, Clayton Green, and Ormskirk. Routes are covered on a three-weekly basis with over 700 stops and a wide range of books to suit all tastes. Titles are changed regularly, with new ones being added frequently. Books can also be ordered, just the same as in a static library. A variety of audio books and CDs are also available.

New customers are always welcome, and you can join simply by going to the vehicle to be signed up.

Watch our short video and hear from Lesley tell us more about Lancashire's mobile libraries.


Services available

Mobile libraries carry a selection of books suitable for all ages, including large print, and in some cases talking books as well. Any item in stock anywhere in Lancashire can be provided on request

Like all our libraries, mobile libraries are free to join. Come on board and see what we have to offer.

Mobile library routes operate on a 3-weekly rota.

Internet access is not available from mobile libraries. However, as a library member you will get access to thousands of titles, including eAudiobooks and eBooks to download anywhere, anytime.


Every mobile library is fully accessible, with a lift for people who may need assistance with their mobility. Our mobile libraries are unsuitable for large motorised wheelchairs due to the limited space available.

Contact the service

Find your nearest stop

Disclaimer: All times, dates and route details are subject to change at short notice. 

To find out where your nearest stop is contact the library service on 0300 123 6703 or email

If you know where your vehicle is based you can contact the Officer by phone or email. Please note you may need to leave a voice message.

Brierfield library mobile service stops

Covers these areas:

  • Belthorn
  • Blacko
  • Bolton by Bowland
  • Briercliffe
  • Church
  • Cliviger
  • Dunsop Bridge
  • Edenfield
  • Fence
  • Gisburn
  • Helmshore
  • Huncoat
  • Knuzden
  • Laneshawbridge
  • Paythorne
  • Pendleton
  • Rosegrove
  • Roughlee
  • Sabden
  • Slaidburn
  • Stacksteads
  • Waddington

Phone: 07774335889

Clayton Green library mobile service stops

Covers these areas:

  • Abbey Village
  • Barrow
  • Chipping
  • Clitheroe
  • Heapey
  • Heath Charnock
  • Higher Walton
  • Houghton
  • Hurst Green
  • Kingsfold
  • Langho
  • Longton
  • Much Hoole
  • New Longton
  • Newton with Scales
  • Penwortham
  • Preston
  • Stonyhurst
  • Warton
  • White Coppice
  • Woodplumpton

Phone: 07774813452


Garstang library mobile service stops

Covers these areas:

  • Abbeystead
  • Barton
  • Bilsborrow
  • Bleasedale
  • Cabus
  • Catterall
  • Chipping
  • Dolphinholme
  • Elswick
  • Forton
  • Garstang
  • Goosnargh
  • Grimsargh
  • Hambleton
  • Inglewhite
  • Inskip
  • Out Rawcliffe
  • Preesall
  • Scorton
  • Staining
  • Stalmine

Phone: 07717543763


Heysham library mobile service stops

Covers these areas:

  • Arkholme
  • Bare
  • Borwick
  • Crag Bank
  • Galgate
  • Gressingham
  • Heysham
  • Hornby
  • Middleton
  • Millhead
  • Nether Kellet
  • Over Kellet
  • Quernmore
  • Scotforth
  • Warton
  • Westgate
  • Whittingham
  • Wray
  • Yealand

Phone: 07980912647


Ormskirk library mobile service stops

Covers these areas:

  • Appley Bridge
  • Aughton
  • Banks
  • Barton
  • Bispham Green
  • Bretherton
  • Burscough
  • Bickerstaffe
  • Charnock Richard
  • Coppull
  • Crawford
  • Croston
  • Dalton
  • Hesketh Bank
  • Heskin
  • Holmeswood
  • Mawdesley
  • Pimbo
  • Roby Mill
  • Rufford
  • Lathom
  • Newburgh
  • Scarisbrick
  • Skelmersdale
  • Ulnes Walton
  • Westhead
  • Wrightington

Phone: 07774813457