Bookmobile and Mobile Services


Our first bookmobile was purchased in 1947 and bookmobile service has been going strong to this day!

Our bookmobile brings a variety of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs for all ages to specific locations. The bookmobile is open to everyone! Check out when the bookmobile will be near you:

Birch Bay
(Bay Center Market, 8050 Harborview Road)
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Birch Bay Square
(8130 Birch Bay Square Street, near Bob’s Burgers and Brew)
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

(Wickersham and Royer Streets)
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

(bus stop north of Clubhouse bridge)
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Lake Samish
(North Lake Samish Shell Market)
Saturdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

There are also after-hours book returns at all of our Bookmobile stops except for Lake Samish and Birch Bay Square.


Can’t come to the library? Well, then, we’ll bring the library to YOU! Our Homebound Services staff deliver library materials to retirement homes, nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities each month as well as to individuals who are permanently homebound. (Unfortunately, we do not have the staff to do home visits for short term stints at home, such as recovery from surgery.) For more information, contact Mobile Services at (360) 305-3599.


Our Jail Library Service is a cooperative agreement between WCLS and the Whatcom County Jail. The jail provides the work space for the library inside their facility, as well as funds for books and other library materials. WCLS provides the staff to visit the jail once a week.