A BRAND new mobile library bus is set to take to the streets of Worcestershire by the end of the year, adding to the five buses already in circulation.

As well as the usual library services, the new mobile library will also allow library members to access and engage in some of Worcester County Council’s other services while they are browsing the shelves.

Currently the mobile library service covers hundreds of miles around the county, making 300 stops, and reaching more than 3,000 customers.

The library buses work as a smaller version of local libraries, and members can browse the collections, pick up reserved books, or return books they’ve already borrowed.

Councillor John Campion, Worcestershire County Council's cabinet member with responsibility for the libraries and earning service, said: "This is an exciting time for development of the mobile library service. The bus is great for the local community and gives more residents across Worcestershire access to the libraries services. Working in partnership with county council colleagues will get more council services on the road and available in your local area."

For more information on the mobile library service and where it stops, visit worcestershire.gov.uk/librariesandlearning.