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New mobile library joins the Shropshire Libraries fleet

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Shropshire Libraries has welcomed a new mobile library to the fleet bringing the total in service to 3.

The Sabrina mobile library went into service on Tuesday 13 August 2019 and replaces a vehicle whose lease had expired. It will visit areas around central Shropshire.

An image of a compilation of three photos of the new mobile library that has joined the Shropshire Libraries fleet.

The new mobile is very light and airy and has a custom-built lift making it fully accessible. It carries the usual range of adult and junior books, talking books and also gives access to all stock in Shropshire Libraries via the e-library online catalogue.

There is a space in the new mobile library for partners like Alzheimer’s Society, Shropshire Fire & Rescue, West Mercia Police and public health partners to continue to join us to hold advice sessions.

Mobile libraries cover 280 stops across Shropshire as they bring libraries to communities and residents in the county.

Teresa Eccleston, library area manager at Shropshire Council, said:

“Mobile libraries are a very important part of the library network in a rural county. They allow us to reach some very isolated communities and residents who cannot access services in any other way. There is no chance of missing the new mobile library as its distinctive livery showing shelves of books makes it very obvious what it is. It’s a little like the Tardis and is surprisingly spacious inside.

“I would encourage anyone who sees it parked up to have a look.”

If you live, work or study in Shropshire you can become a member of Shropshire Libraries – it’s free. Click here to join now and have immediate access to thousands of titles in your local library and online.

You can find more information about all stops and timings for mobile libraries across Shropshire by visiting the Shropshire Libraries website.

If you have any questions about mobile libraries, you can email libraries@shropshire.gov.uk or call 01743 255024.