Boston Public Library Goes Mobile with ‘Bibliocycle’

Boston, MA 042214 Boston Public Library in Copley Square, Tuesday, April 22 2014. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff) section: Business slug: Location, Location reporter:
Boston Public Library in Copley Square
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Forget making that trek to Copley Square for your next copy of Wuthering Heights: This week, Mayor Marty Walsh announced the launch of Boston Public Library’s “Bibliocycle,” which is essentially a library on wheels.

A press release from the mayor’s office states that The Bibliocycle is a partnership between the BPL and Boston Bikes, a city-wide initiative to encourage citizens and visitors to use bikes for “fun, exercise, and transportation.”

The bike and book trailer will travel to Boston area markets, fairs and neighborhood events throughout the summer.

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The press release states:

Features of the Bibliocycle program include library card sign up, book checkout, demonstrations of BPL’s digital resources, and help with reference questions. The mobile collection of up to 50 books includes new releases, bestsellers, cooking, gardening, picture books, and bike repair titles.

Hopefully, you aren’t too voracious a reader, however: the checkout limit is 10 items per person. And if you need to return a book, you’ll have to head over to one of the 24 branches of the BPL.

You can see the complete schedule for The Bibliocycle here.