This is brilliant
Edinburgh is well served by libraries with 28 branches across the city. However, it’s not always possible for some folks to reach these branches so we have a number of other services operating which allow access to books and reading. These include the mobile library, the home delivery service an library link.
Mobile Library Service
The mobile library service first took to the road in 1949 becoming the first service of its kind in Scotland. The first van cost £1,836 and carried around 2,000 books across 10 sites.
These days the mobile library makes 79 different stops across the city covering areas from Balerno and Ratho to Leith and Restalrig. It also visits sheltered housing and retirement flats where residents can come on to the bus to choose book and books can be delivered straight to the rooms of those living in care homes.
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