There are no stops today.

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

Winter/Spring Map

Key: Mon Tue Wed Thur

Winter/Spring ScheduleStarting March 1, 2021

Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

All stops are open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required.


North Dodge Hy-Vee
1125 North Dodge Street
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
2675 East Washington Street


Waterfront Hy-Vee
1720 Waterfront Drive
Pepperwood Plaza
1067 Hwy 6 East


GreenState Credit Union
825 Mormon Trek Blvd
Mercer Park
2701 Bradford Drive


First Avenue Hy-Vee
812 S 1st Avenue
Breckenridge Estates
4494 Taft Avenue SE

Print the Bookmobile Winter Schedule

Interested in becoming a Bookmobile stop? Contact Shawna Riggins at for more information.


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.

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.

Can I go onto the Bookmobile to check out something?
No, only staff are allowed on the Bookmobile at this time. All materials from the Bookmobile collection are in the Library building downtown.

I miss browsing on the Bookmobile. How can I get books when I don’t know what to check out?
The Library has 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.

Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes. Following local government orders, face masks and maintaining a 6-foot social distance will be required when in line or near the Bookmobile. We will provide a mask if you don’t have one.

What safety precautions are staff taking?
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.

Bookmobile News

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