INVITATION TO BID: WCLS Custom Library Bookmobile

INVITATION TO BID: WCLS Custom Library Bookmobile


Image of our first bookmobile

Since 1947, WCLS has been delivering library services across Whatcom County with a Bookmobile.

Whatcom County Library System is seeking bids from qualified vendors for the fabrication of a custom library bookmobile.




WCLS currently serves four communities with bookmobile services, circulating 39,800 items annually with 9.5 operational hours each week. The current bookmobile is now twenty years old, and repair costs are becoming significant. It measures 34’ in overall length and houses a collection of about 4,000 items. Two staff members work from the bookmobile during all operational hours. It is typical for 8-12 patrons to be on board simultaneously during busy times. Bookmobile services include browsing collections, holds pickup, reference services, reading conversations, and special events.