The Bookmobile will begin service Monday, October 12, 2020. Schedule is below.

Today's Stops10/21/2020

First Avenue Hy-Vee

812 S 1st Ave

10:00 - 12:00 pm

Mercer Park

2701 Bradford Dr

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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All stops are open to the public.


10am - Noon
North Dodge Hy-Vee
1125 N. Dodge St
3 - 5pm
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
2675 E Washington St


10am - Noon
Waterfront Hy-Vee
1720 Waterfront Dr
3 - 5pm
Pepperwood Plaza
925 Highway 6 E


10am - Noon
First Avenue Hy-Vee
812 S 1st Ave
3 - 5pm
Mercer Park
2701 Bradford Dr


10am - Noon
GreenState Credit Union
825 Mormon Trek Blvd
3 - 5pm
Terry Trueblood
579 McCollister Blvd


10am - Noon
919 Highway 1 W
3 - 5pm
Breckenridge Estates
4494 Taft Ave SE

Download the Bookmobile 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 pick-up 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. Returned materials are also quarantined 72 hours before check-in.

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.

Note: The Bookmobile will be closed November 11 for Veterans Day and November 25 through 27 for Thanksgiving.

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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