About the Bookmobile

Portland Public Library offers a variety of services beyond our physical locations. We reach beyond our Downtown Library and three branches to connect with people where they work, play, create, and live.

BookMobile parked in a parking lot with the door open

The centerpiece of our Portable Library activity is the Bookmobile, launched April 2013, with generous support from the Key Bank Foundation.

(TBD  Click here for the current Bookmobile schedule. See our Holiday Schedule for planned closings.)

The Bookmobile serves Portland neighborhoods without a nearby Library branch, individuals and families (particularly those with young children) who may lack transportation or the time to travel, or have health problems. We visit over 20 locations throughout the city including schools, residential areas, and special events. The Bookmobile holds 1,700 items for all ages – fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, DVDs, graphic novels, picture books and chapter books for kids. The Bookmobile has wheelchair access, wireless Internet capabilities, and solar panels.

Come visit the Bookmobile in Old Orchard Beach on September 24!

The Bookmobile will be parked at the Libby Library for the Community Friendly Connection Fall Fest in Old Orchard Beach. We’ll have materials to check out and can help people sign up for a library card to gain access to all that Portland Public Library has to offer.

Libby Memorial Library
27 Staples Street
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

Contact Bookmobile Team Leader Steve Weigle

1000 Riverside St.
Portland, ME 04106


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