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Booking Around the World – Mobile Library, Bangalore

January 13, 2021

STEPHANIE WARD

India’s blue buses bring books to residents of Bangalore in Southern India

 

Dedicated to Dr S. R. Ranganathan, the father of library science, this retired 1990s blue bus was converted to a mobile library complete with a driver-cum-librarian. Residents regularly await the arrival of the bus that carries over 6000 books in multiple languages available to check out at lower prices than monthly fees at city libraries.

The book mobile even has a small seating area inside for browsers to flip through pages. If you look closely, you’ll see that it offers much needed shade for canine customers too.

Mobile Library
Bangalore (Bengaluru), Karnataka, India

This post was first published in https://stephaniemward.com/blog/

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 14, 2021 10:06 am

    Very interesting post. I remember how much my daughter appreciated the mobile library when living on the Isle of Mull, Scotland!

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