Multnomah County Library introduces new mobile library

The books on the bus go to your town 📚

A colorful RV with interweaving rainbow lines.

Delivering knowledge for 98 years.

Multnomah County Library has come a long way since 1924, when its first bookmobile, the Rural Service Truck, began circulating 78,000+ books every year and could carry up to 800 books and a desk at a time.

Soon, the new Mobile Library — a custom RV outfitted with printing + scanning capabilities, public computers, Wi-Fi, and of course shelves stocked with literature — will begin visiting communities that don’t have close or easy access to a branch. Library staff also hope to connect with people who have mobility issues, limited access to transportation, or those who work during regular hours of operation. Stay tuned to the library’s website for updates.