The Library on Wheels
W-TCPL Bookmobile Schedule
Sept. 9, 2020 – Sept. 3, 2021
In order to address safety concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bookmobile is now in service three days per week, with two stops of 2.5 hours each day. This schedule allows staff to sanitize and re-stock the Bookmobile between stops.
Using the Bookmobile
The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library’s Bookmobile service is free! Library cardholders can check out materials including books, movies, and music; pick up requested items; and return items. In 2019, the Mobile Library Services Department served 14,588 people, and 130,351 items were circulated.
The Bookmobile uses an automated circulation system that connects in real time to the library’s main computer system. Bookmobile staff can place reserves and make SearchOhio requests for materials not available on the Bookmobile.
To find out more about Bookmobile service:
Call (330) 399-8807 ext. 203
Visiting the Bookmobile During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The safety of staff and customers is our utmost concern during these pandemic times. Please review the bullet points below before taking a trip to the Bookmobile.
- Customers are welcome onboard to browse and check out items, however, the optimum service model is one customer at a time.
- We will allow up to three members of the same household to board the Bookmobile together.
- Each customer age 2 and up is required to wear a facial covering/mask while using the Bookmobile. A mask can be provided if needed.
- Customers must place all incoming materials in the book drop located at the rear of the Bookmobile.
Staff members will be required to wear masks and stay behind plexiglass protective barriers while customers are on the Bookmobile.
Community Book Drops
For your convenience, the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library maintains three free-standing book return boxes in northern Trumbull County. Items checked out from the Bookmobile may be returned on a future Bookmobile visit, or you may return your items in one of the community book drops.
Bloomfield Township Garage – 2063 Kinsman Rd. NE, North Bloomfield, OH
End of the Commons General Store – 8719 OH-534, Mesopotamia, OH
West Farmington Administration Building – College St. and Fourth, West Farmington, Ohio
About the Bookmobile
A new vehicle to replace the library system’s former Bookmobile, which had been in service since 2007, was purchased in 2020. New Bookmobile Announcement
The interior of the Bookmobile is spacious and bright with a large selection of library materials. The truck holds approximately 3,500 books, large type books, DVDs, and compact discs, including an expanded selection of fiction titles, audio books, and movies.
The custom Bookmobile took one year to build and was completed in August of 2020. Summit Bodyworks Specialty Vehicles of Fort Lupton, Colorado, a leading builder of bookmobile and community outreach vehicles, built the W-TCPL Bookmobile. The library worked closely with the company to design storage and shelving features, with an emphasis on customer comfort, convenience, and safety.
The Bookmobile overall is 34 feet 4 inches long. The cab is a 2020 Freightliner M2, with a 24-foot box that holds the Bookmobile’s collection of items.
Customers can browse library materials placed on custom shelving along the interior of the truck, and both the front and rear checkout desks are equipped with plexiglass protective barriers.
The passenger side has an exterior awning, and there are two solar panels on top of the vehicle.
The outside graphics on the truck represent the many materials library cardholders can borrow from the Bookmobile, such as books, movies, and music. The opening musical notes of Ohio’s official Rock Song, “Hang on Sloopy,” are depicted on each side of the truck. Drawings of books along the sides represent different areas or highlights in Trumbull County, with titles such as “Along the Mahoning River,” “Recipes from Vienna,” “The Packard Family,” and more.
Bookmobile Community Stops
The map below indicates locations where the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library Bookmobile makes scheduled stops.