This post is a quick compilation of research by UNI Librarians Lindsey Danis and Chelsea Gunn on the status and history of Bookmobiles in Boston. Our goal was to draw on the bookmobile experience as we develop the UNI.


Historical (Boston Bookmobile on Flickr)

2003 Floating Bookmobile in Hudson MA (Wicked Local 2003-07-23 )

2004 Globe covers Beverly Bookmobile. (Globe 2004-04-26 subscription required)

2007 One of the Boston area’s last bookmobiles winds down in Beverly MA, cited as an example of trend in Massachusetts. Challenges: Internet, gas prices. (Boston Globe 2007-10-02)

2008 Overdrive Digital Bookmobile on City Hall Plaza. (Harvard Law Blog)


Bookmobile Librarian Blog


Mobile Classroom company


Bookmobile History Appreciation


Bookmobile Research

Bookmobile Guidelines


Talking Points for National Bookmobile Day 2011