Mobile library

Names announced for new mobile libraries

We are rolling out a debut cast of new mobile library vehicles and the first three names have been announced.

Find out more

Mobile library

We're currently working on new routes and these will be published soon. However, in the meantime, if you tell us which area you live in, we will provide you the contact details for further information.

Mobile libraries cover the whole of Lancashire on a regular basis.

We have a fleet of six mobile vehicles based at Whalley, Heysham, Garstang, Brierfield, Clayton Green and Ormskirk. They travel around the part of Lancashire where they are based, making a total of 780 stops across the county.

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.

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.

Access

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.

Future of our mobile library service

On 6 February, Cabinet approved:
  • introducing revised mobile library routes from 1 June 2020
  • using the development days to offer mobile library stops to communities without a static library and no existing mobile library stop.

For more information view the report to Cabinet 6 February 2020.

Contact the service

To find out where your nearest stop is contact the library service on 0300 123 6703 or email library@lancashire.gov.uk.

If you know where your vehicle is based, contact your local library to find out the date of the next visit.

Telephone: 0300 123 6703 and ask for the mobile library base nearest to you.

Email:

Brierfield Library

brierfield.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Clayton Green Library
claytongreen.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Clitheroe Library
clitheroe.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Garstang Library
garstang.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Heysham Library
heysham.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Library Service
library@lancashire.gov.uk

Ormskirk Library
ormskirk.library@lancashire.gov.uk