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Treasure 61: Aberdeen City Mobile Library Service
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Treasure 61: Aberdeen City Mobile Library Service

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Treasure 61: Aberdeen City Mobile Library Service
Historic Photographs
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Treasure 61: Aberdeen City Mobile Library Service
By 1948 Aberdeen Central Lending Library had issued a total of 388,528 books and the City Librarian reported that it could "barely cope with all the readers which crowd it at its busiest time".

He proposed the introduction of a mobile library service to cater to the growing population in what the press and Journal called "new housing colonies" in areas such as Rosehill, Hilton, Middlefield, Stockethill, Kaimhill and Garthdee.

His recommendation was accepted and an order was placed with Aberdeen Motors Ltd for Aberdeen City Libraries' first mobile library - an Austin 30 H.P vehicle.

Over the years, the mobile library service grew and consisted of four vehicles at its peak.
Libraries
LIB01_12
Aberdeen Local Studies
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