MOBILE vehicles have been dispatched by a council to deliver a library service to your home.

Lancashire County Council's six mobile libraries reach reach some of the most remote parts of the county, and are particularly important for people who would find it difficult to travel to their nearest library.

The six vehicles are based at Whalley, Brierfield and four other West Lancashire districts.

They travel around the part of Lancashire where they are based, making a total of 780 stops across the county.

The vehicles are expected to travel to some of the recently reopened Lancashire libraries, including Whalley library, Burnley Campus Library Oswaldtwistle Library and Barrowford Library.

The vehicles carry a wide range of books and the titles are changed regularly, with new ones being added frequently.

Books can also be ordered, just the same as in a static library, including a variety of audio books and CDs.

They are fully accessible for people with mobility problems and disabilities.

Each vehicle is fitted with low rise stairs and a passenger lift for easy access so that customers can board to select their own books.

An induction loop system is also available for people with hearing impairments.

County Cllr Peter Buckley, the cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "We know how much the mobile library is valued by our customers.

"For people with mobility problems this can literally be a door to door service.

"They provide an important facility to some of the most rural parts of Lancashire giving people the chance to borrow, renew or order books as well as access other council services through the people’s network.

"I'm fully aware that once the vehicle parks up, the community comes out and the van is soon buzzing with activity."

Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person.

Membership is free and there are no age restrictions.

To join visit