The Bookmobile is a unique location of the library in that it brings library materials to people. It serves as an alternative to stationary locations, and can go places where library use may otherwise be minimal or nonexistent, breaking down barriers of unfamiliarity and reaching people who cannot get to a library building due to physical, economic, social, geographic, or other barriers. In fulfilling this mission, the primary functions of the bookmobile are to:
Offer current popular materials and reference information for people of all ages
Promote basic literacy and a lifelong desire to read
Present programs to encourage continued use of the bookmobile, particularly for children
Introduce readers to library services
Provide personalized library service in a cozy, friendly environment
Generate a positive image of the library as a whole by being highly visible throughout the entire community
The Bookmobile is not a replacement to traditional library services, however functions as an alternative outreach service.