Good news from Derbyshire Library Services: both mobile library vehicles are operating again for mornings only and following new routes.

The service will operate a `book and borrow’ system, which means you will need to phone to book an appointment and will be able to pick up a maximum of 10 books.

Appointment times will last 5 minutes, and for the time being you will not be able to select your own books by stepping onto the vehicle. Instead, you will be asked what type of books you like reading and a selection will be made for you so you can pick them up at your allotted time.

All returned books will be quarantined for 72 hours and you will need to bring your own bag to pick up your books.

As the service will be mornings only it will not be possible to visit all the usual stops, and new routes have been introduced. This will be reviewed over the coming weeks and months.

The mobile libraries have a lift if you use a wheelchair or have mobility problems.

How to book an appointment

To book an appointment ring one of the following numbers:

  • Buxton mobile library: 01629 533464

The full Mobile Library northern route timetable can be seen by clicking the link below. Appointments can ONLY be made for Biggin and Hartington as the new route does not include Earl Sterndale. The next appearance of the Mobile Library will be Wednesday 16th December at Biggin (10.20 and 10.45) and Hartington (11.15) then Wednesday 27th January and Wednesday 24th February at the same times. for full details