New mobile libraries

Two of Derbyshire’s oldest mobile libraries are to be replaced with state-of-the-art versions boasting easy access for people with disabilities and parents with buggies.

The new mobile libraries made their debut last Friday covering the Alfreton and Woodville areas.

The two new vehicles are among eight that each carry around 2,500 books plus books on CD and books on tape.

Two larger mobiles – which are 37ft long – hold up to 3,500 books plus DVDs.

For more information on the mobile library service, visit where visitors can enter the name of their village and find out when they can expect a visit.