Mobile Library Stop Guidelines
The Outreach Services Department provides library materials and services to those who, for a variety of reasons, cannot take advantage of them at the main library.
The mobile library operates on 3 schedules per year.
Winter/Spring schedule: January 1 - May 31
Summer schedule: June 1 - August 31
Fall schedule: September 1 - December 31
New stops will be established at the beginning of one of these periods. New stops cannot be added during a scheduling period. Stops which are cancelled will usually be dropped at the beginning of one of these scheduling periods.
A. Proposed Stops: In adding a new stop, the following considerations will be made:
The stop must be within the Tippecanoe County Public Library's service area.
The stop will be evaluated as to how it reflects the mission of the Outreach Services Department.
Stops will be evaluated as to their priority level. (See the service priorities of the bookmobile.)
Sufficient staff and resources must be available to add the stop.
The stop must fit into the schedule geographically. Some stops may not be added if a nearby stop already exists.
There should be ample room to maneuver and park the bookmobile while providing maximum accessibility to customers.
The stop should provide a sufficient level of safety as to not put staff and resources in jeopardy.
Stop placement should allow cellular equipment and other independent electronic equipment to operate consistently.
The stop must be able to be advertised/promoted by the library.
For information about where the Mobile Library stops near you, check the Schedule.
For more information, please call the Outreach Services office at (765) 429-0169.
Revised 08/25/08 Outreach Webmaster