Bookmobile

BPL's three Bookmobiles take library service on the road, bringing books, technology and programs to neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. Every year, the Bookmobiles visit schools, shelters, parks and more, serving thousands of patrons where they live, work and play.

Our walk-up service model means you can enjoy BPL's resources entirely outside—the Bookmobile's library collection is set up on the sidewalk, so you can browse, borrow and return books without ever stepping inside the vehicle.

Meet the Fleet

Each of BPL's Bookmobiles carries a specially curated collection of 6,000 books. When you stop by a Bookmobile, you can check materials in or out, sign up for a library card and more. There are four Bookmobiles in operation:

  • Two standard Bookmobiles: BPL's classic Bookmobiles offer library card registration and books for all ages. Plus, they are equipped with an antenna so you can access free WiFi when you're nearby!
  • Techmobile: visit BPL's WiFi-enabled Techmobile to borrow a laptop for use at one of our outdoor tables. There are also desktop computers available inside the Techmobile, which was outfitted with air filters for safety.
  • Kidsmobile: BPL's Kidsmobile offers a variety of books for children and teens.

 

More About BPL's Bookmobiles
  • The Bookmobiles have books, DVDs, grab & go crafts, activity books, and informational fliers about BPL's programs and services. The Techmobile has laptops and desktop computers available for use, and the Kidsmobile offers materials and programming specifically for children and teens. Please note that DVDs are not available on the Kidsmobile.

When you stop by a Bookmobile, you can:

  • Return BPL books and materials that you've borrowed from any BPL branch
  • Borrow books and DVDs; you can check out materials from BPL staff at the service window or directly from your phone using the BPL App
  • Sign up for a library card
  • Access free Wi-Fi
  • Relax or study in our reading areas
  • Get help placing materials on hold for pickup at a BPL branch
  • Due to a lack of space, you can't pick up holds at the Bookmobiles. You also can't settle any library fees at the Bookmobiles.

 

Upcoming Events

Bookmobile @ Carroll Park

Mon, Feb 26 11:00am
Carroll Gardens Library

bookmobile summer reading

Brooklyn Public Library & Carroll Gardens Staff invite you to join them at the Bookmobile during their closure!

You can return books, browse a limited collection of books and speak with library staff. 

Dates:

Monday, January 22, 2024; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm…

Bookmobile in Red Hook

Tue, Feb 27 11:00am
Red Hook Library

bookmobile Events for Youth and Family

Beginning January 2, 2024, the Bookmobile will be located at the intersection of Lorraine and Columbia Streets. We will continue to provide reference services, and point patrons towards library and community resources. There will also be Storytimes and other programs that can be enjoyed at other…

Bookmobile @ Hillel Place

Wed, Mar 6 11:00am
Clarendon Library

bookmobile BPL Outdoors health and wellness

Brooklyn Public Library & Clarendon Branch Staff invite you to join them at Hillel Place throughout the Winter of 2024!

Members of the team will provide reference services, patrons towards library and community resources.  There will also be Storytime’s and other programs that…

Bookmobile @ Gravesend Park

Thu, Mar 7 10:30am
Mapleton Library

bookmobile summer reading

Beginning January 11, 2024, the Mapleton branch Bookmobile service will be located at the intersection at Gravesend Park, on 18th Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. We will continue to provide reference services, and point patrons towards library and community resources.  There will also…

Bookmobile in Red Hook

Tue, Mar 12 11:00am
Red Hook Library

bookmobile Events for Youth and Family

Beginning January 2, 2024, the Bookmobile will be located at the intersection of Lorraine and Columbia Streets. We will continue to provide reference services, and point patrons towards library and community resources. There will also be Storytimes and other programs that can be enjoyed at other…

Bookmobile @ Carroll Park

Mon, Mar 18 11:00am
Carroll Gardens Library

bookmobile summer reading

Brooklyn Public Library & Carroll Gardens Staff invite you to join them at the Bookmobile during their closure!

You can return books, browse a limited collection of books and speak with library staff. 

Dates:

Monday, January 22, 2024; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm…

Bookmobile @ Leonard

Wed, Mar 20 11:00am
Leonard Library

bookmobile Events for Youth and Family

Brooklyn Public Library & Leonard Branch Staff invite you to join them in front of Leonard branch during their closure!

Members of the team will provide reference services, patrons towards library and community resources.  There will also be storytimes and other programs that…

Bookmobile @ Gravesend Park

Thu, Mar 21 10:30am
Mapleton Library

bookmobile summer reading

Beginning January 11, 2024, the Mapleton branch Bookmobile service will be located at the intersection at Gravesend Park, on 18th Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. We will continue to provide reference services, and point patrons towards library and community resources.  There will also…

Bookmobile in Red Hook

Tue, Mar 26 11:00am
Red Hook Library

bookmobile Events for Youth and Family

Beginning January 2, 2024, the Bookmobile will be located at the intersection of Lorraine and Columbia Streets. We will continue to provide reference services, and point patrons towards library and community resources. There will also be Storytimes and other programs that can be enjoyed at other…

Schedule a Bookmobile Visit

Is your neighborhood or organization interested in a visit from one of BPL's Bookmobiles or the Kidsmobile? Complete our online form or contact the Office of Neighborhood Services at 718-230-2238 for more information.