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All GRPL buildings are now open to the public. Learn more about our reopening and GRPL To Go.

Mobile Library

About the Mobile Library

The Grand Rapids Public Library is on the move! Our new mobile library brings the library to people who are not able to visit one of our locations. Our mobile library is adaptable and able to provide targeted services such as:

Neighborhood access: Check out materials, pick up materials that have been placed on hold, access to technology and WiFi service

Early literacy access: Provide classroom resources and support to teachers and students.

Senior center access: Large-print collection, troubleshooting with technology, and checking out material

Mobile Library Schedule and Stops

Hispanic Center of West Michigan (1204 Grandville Ave SW) Tuesdays, 4 – 6 pm
Boys & Girls Club Seidman Center (139 Crofton St SE) Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
LINC Up (1167 Madison Ave SE) Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm

What can you do at the Mobile Library?

You can can request any materials in our to be picked up at the mobile library. The mobile library will not have a public browsing collection available.

Place a hold:

  • Through your account on our online catalog.
  • Call 616-988-5400 during our GRPL To Go hours. When you call, tell library staff that you want your items to go to a mobile library stop.

Order a book bundle:

The mobile library will not have a public browsing collection available. What we offer is our book bundles for children and adults. Request materials here

You will receive a notification via phone, email, or text when your request is ready for pick-up.

Keep your items until the due date or return them at your next mobile library stop. Grand Rapids Public Library is a fine free library. The mobile library will not be able to process any fines or fees at its location. Renew your items in person, phone, or online by accessing your account in our Library Catalog.

Mobile Library Card Sign-Up

Sign up for a library card at any one of our mobile library stops!  Please bring identification and verification of mailing address. In addition to checking out books and other materials, you can access online resources with your library card account at any time: Check out our Virtual Library 24/7.

Stay informed about the Mobile Library

Our mobile library could be out of service occasionally for maintenance, holiday closings or bad weather. Status updates will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, and our website.

Contact Us

Email: mobilelibrary@grpl.org 

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

  • All users over the age of five are encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Please observe social distancing guidelines, keeping a minimum of six feet between yourself and others.
  • GRPL strongly encourages you to follow these other safety measures to help prevent the spread of disease.