Bookmobile

Today's Stops07/23/2021

Mercer Park

1317 Dover St

10:30 - 11:30 am

Breckenridge Estates

4494 Taft Ave SE

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Browsable bins

New browsable bins will be set up outside the Bookmobile to safely explore parts of the Bookmobile collection.

When you find items you'd like, we'll scan your library card and add them to your account for you to take home.

Learn more about the browsable bins

Summer Map

Key: Mon Tue Wed ThurFri


Summer Stops(June 1 – August 20, 2021)

Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

All stops are open to the public.

Masks are suggested for unvaccinated people.

Monday

10:30 - 11:30am
Willow Creek Park
1117 Teg Dr
12:00 - 12:30pm
Dodge St Coffeehouse
2790 N Dodge St
12:45 - 1:30pm
North Dodge Hy-Vee
1125 N Dodge St
3:00 - 3:30pm
Legacy Independent Living
1095 Silvercrest Circle
3:45 - 4:30pm
Longfellow Elementary
1130 Seymour Ave

Tuesday

9:30 - 10:15am
Weber Elementary
3850 Rohret Rd SW
10:30 - 11:30am
Oaknoll Retirement Community
735 George Street
11:45 - 12:30pm
Forest View Mobile Home Community
1205 Laura Dr
1:30 - 2:00pm
First Avenue Hy-Vee
812 S 1st Ave
2:30 - 3:15pm
Hills Elementary
301 Main St, Hills
3:30 - 4:15pm
Atrium Village Senior Living
117 3rd St, Hills

Wednesday

9:00 - 9:45am
Alexander Elementary
3571 Sycamore St
10:30 - 11:30am
Wetherby Park
2400 Taylor Dr
2:30 - 3:00pm
Lincoln Elementary
300 Teeters Ct
3:30 - 4:15pm
City Park Pool
200 Park Rd
4:45 - 5:30pm
GreenState Credit Union
825 Mormon Trek Blvd

Thursday

9:45 - 10:30am
Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center
2651 Roberts Rd
11:00 - 11:45am
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
2675 E Washington St
12:00 - 12:30pm
Frauenholtz-Miller Park
4329 St Patricks Dr
3:00 - 3:45pm
Twain Elementary
1355 Deforest Ave
4:00 - 4:30pm
Pepperwood Plaza
851 Hwy 6 E
5:00 - 5:30pm
Waterfront Hy-Vee
1720 Waterfront Dr
6:30 - 8:00pm
Party in the Park
Various Locations

Friday

10:30 - 11:30am
Mercer Park
1317 Dover St
12:00 - 1:00pm
Breckenridge Estates
4494 Taft Ave SE

Download the Bookmobile Summer Schedule

Interested in becoming a Bookmobile stop? Contact Shawna Riggins at shawna-riggins@icpl.org for more information.

FAQ

What is the Bookmobile?
The Bookmobile is a mobile library service from the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL). In addition to a collection of new and popular books and DVDs on the Bookmobile, you can check out anything from ICPL’s collection by placing a hold and requesting pickup at the Bookmobile.

Can I pick up holds and ILLs at the Bookmobile?
Anyone with an ICPL library card can check out materials at the Iowa City Public Library Bookmobile. When you ask for a hold or Interlibrary Loan let us know you'd like to pick it up at the Bookmobile.

How do I pick up my holds from the Bookmobile?
Let us know your name when you arrive. We’ll check out your items and set them on the table outside the Bookmobile for contactless pickup or you can come inside and browse before you check them out.

Can I pick up holds for someone else?
Yes! Please bring their library card with you. Also, when placing the hold, choose the Bookmobile as the pickup location.

I miss browsing on the Bookmobile. How can I get books when I don’t know what to check out?
We have a new service: Staff Picks…Just for You! Fill out the online questionnaire and our experts on staff will surprise you with great finds. You can request a book bundle for Bookmobile pickup, or you can ask for a list of recommendations and place the holds yourself.

What safety precautions are staff taking?
While browsing has returned, our Bookmobile pickup service is designed to be contact-free with staff placing items on the pickup table outside. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available, and staff have surface cleaners on hand.

How do I get a library card?
You can register for a library card online.

How do I return books?
You can return your books at any of the Bookmobile’s weekly stops, at any of our remote bookdrops, or downtown at the Iowa City Public Library.

Where do I find schedule updates?
Bookmobile service will occasionally be interrupted by holidays and inclement weather. For the most up-to-date information, look at our daily schedule on this web page.

Are you affiliated with Antelope Lending Library?
The Antelope Lending Library is an independent non-profit bookmobile that operates in the Iowa City area. For more information visit the Antelope Lending Library website.

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