Mobile Libraries Day 2021 takes place on Wednesday 17 November as part of Book Week Scotland 2021.

The annual campaign celebrates and promotes mobile library services in Scotland and the valuable contribution they make to the communities they serve. The awareness day is organised by SLIC and supported by the Scottish Government.  

In Scotland, there are 49 mobile libraries in 22 local authority areas, serving over 3,000 mobile library stops and almost 37,000 registered mobile library users.

The Libraries on the Move research, commissioned by SLIC, highlights just how much mobile library services are greatly valued by users and often referred to as a lifeline. Mobile Library services contribute significantly to the aims of Forward: Scotland's Public Library Strategy and Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools, the national school library strategy.

#MobileLibrariesDay2021 celebrates these vital services and the part they play within Scotland's communities.

Get Involved

Want to help educate people about the valuable contributions mobile library services make to communities? Our Mobile Libraries Day Toolkit contains all you need to plan and implement local activity including key messages, facts and editable resources.

Download the toolkit below:


Mobile Libraries Day 2021 Toolkit