Queens Public Library's bookmobile program takes library service to the streets, bringing books and activities to all neighborhoods across the borough. From community events to senior care homes, we bring the library to you.


Mobile Library

Apply online to schedule a bookmobile visit in your neighborhood or at your community event.

Please expect a response within 5 business days. Note: We cannot guarantee all requests.

Bookmobiles are the size of a city bus and require appropriate parking accommodations.

 

When disaster strikes, our Mobile Libraries really rev up and become a lifeline for our communities.

During COVID-19, the Mobile Libraries have taken precaution to limit the spread of the virus, while still serving hundreds of patrons and delivering books and vital information to neighborhoods across the borough.

During a hurricane or other natural disaster, the Mobile Library provides access to essential services and information such as:

  • Free WiFi and charging stations
  • First-aid supplies
  • Health informational brochures
  • Emergency FEMA applications
  • Friendly familiar faces and general moral support

Queens Public Library Wellness Tour 2021

The QPL Mobile Library is hitting the roads of the Rockaways and Southeast Queens for its first-ever “Wellness Tour” every Wednesday afternoon from September 29 through November 17, offering facts and information about good health and self-care. A QPL librarian will be aboard the bus to answer your questions, and guide you through a special collection of books and other materials to help you stay well or get well. You can also sign up for a library card, return borrowed items, use the Mobile Library’s WiFi, and listen to soothing live classical music from the activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2-5pm, Brookville Park, 149th Avenue and South Conduit Avenue, Springfield Gardens
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2-5pm, 110-31 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2-5pm, Beach 60th St./Straiton Ave. A Train Stop, Near 60th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Arverne
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2-5pm, Visionary Eye Care, 218-18 Jamaica Ave., Queens Village
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2-5pm, Bailey Park - 150th Street & Rockaway Blvd, Ozone Park
  • Thursday, October 28, 2-5pm, Elmhurst Hospital, 80th Street and 41st Avenue, Elmhurst NY
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2-5pm, Thomasina’s Catering Hall, 20535 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2-5pm, Petco, 157-20 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2-5pm, Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Near the Rockaway Beach Ferry, Rockaway Park