Mobile Services

Let the library come to you

We bring the library to your community!

  • Check out books, DVDs, and audiobooks for all ages
  • Get reading recommendations from library staff
  • Place holds online and pick them up at your neighborhood bookmobile stop
  • Find a book in your first language
  • Check out hotspots to use for work or school

Sacramento Public Library has two regular bookmobile routes with dozens of sites all over Sacramento County! Visitors can come aboard and browse our shelves just like in a library branch!
Family Route (aka Mobile Services in Catalog)
This route focuses on children and families in apartment complexes and other affordable housing communities. Check out our family route calendar to see when we are in your neighborhood!
Senior Route (aka Wanderer Bookmobile in Catalog)
The Wanderer bookmobile visits more than 40 retirement communities, assisted living centers, and mobile home parks on a monthly schedule. See our senior route calendar for more details. Additionally, the Wanderer Bookmobile visits the community of Rancho Murieta outside of Murieta Village Association at 14751 Poncho Conde Circle every Wednesday from 9 a.m. – noon, a wonderful family community east of Sacramento that does not have its own library. Wanderer’s collection has something for all ages!

Have a question for your bookmobile driver? Email us at
To request your neighborhood be added to our routes, please contact us here. Please note we do have a waitlist for services at this time. 
*Vinny is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Have Questions?
How can I support mobile outreach?

Make a donation to the library and designate the funds for mobile services. You’ll help us build our Lucky Day selections, programming and technology capabilities.

Are the vehicles earth-friendly?

Vinny is earth-friendly, producing less harmful impacts than comparable conventional internal combustion engines. We’re actively working on updating our other vehicles to meet the same standards.

How do you choose the route?

The bookmobiles help us serve our entire community by lowering barriers to library services for those patrons who might be further away a physical library branch. Many factors are taken into consideration in adding a new stop including location, access to transportation, economic barriers and more. 

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