Hampshire launches new Mobile Library timetable
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Hampshire County Council will introduce changes to some mobile library routes next week (22 October) with the launch of a new timetable detailing hundreds of mobile library stops across the county.
The Mobile Library Service will make 343 stops around Hampshire, mainly on a four weekly and weekly basis. The new revised timetable includes a change from four weekly to fortnightly visits for Broughton and Kings Somborne in the Test Valley, another in Crookham Village, Hart will move location, and the length of some existing stops in Fareham, the New Forest, Rushmoor, Test Valley and Winchester will increase to cater for more customer visits.
All the new routes are now available at online or by calling 0845 603 5631. Visitors to the website can simply enter their postcode to find their nearest stop on the map.
The new service follows a public consultation held over the summer, with feedback and comments used to help ensure the service reaches as many people as possible, and uses resources in the most efficient and effective way.
If people wish to use a mobile library but are unable to get to the new stop then a friend, family member or neighbour willing to visit the library or mobile library on their behalf can be registered as a Good Neighbour, and borrow books for them. If the person concerned is frail or has mobility problems then arrangements can be made for books to be delivered directly to their home.
For more information on these services you can ask library staff, ring 0845 603 5631 or go to: Hampshire Libraries and Information Service search A-Z of services for Home Library Service.