The Georgetown Public Library WOW!mobile (Words on Wheels) provides personalized, comprehensive library service to people who may have difficulty visiting our community library. This includes seniors, the physically limited, children and teens.
Items not found on the Bookmobile may be requested/reserved and will be delivered to your scheduled stop once the item becomes available. Requests can be placed in person-on the WOW!mobile or at the library, by computer, or by telephone. Requests must be placed at least 24 hours before a scheduled WOW!mobile stop.
- To place a request by computer –
- via the Catalog: Log-in to your library account through our catalog. Find an item you wish to reserve and click on it. Next, click Reserve this item. A small box will pop-up asking where you would like to pick this item up. Select Words on Wheels from the drop down menu if you want the item delivered to your stop. Click Place Reserve to complete the reservation. If you are placing a reserve for pick up at a WOW stop for the first time, please contact the Library staff to ensure your book is delivered to the correct stop.
- via e-mail: You may place a request anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, library card number, and the title of the item you want reserved.
- To place a request by phone – Please call 512-930-3551. Library staff members can assist with your request. Please be sure to mention that you’re a WOW! patron and which stop your materials should be delivered to.
Once a requested item becomes available, you will receive a recorded message to your phone or email. Items will be delivered to you at your regularly scheduled stop. If we are unable to deliver items due to a holiday or scheduling problem, reserves will be held until the next scheduled stop.
You may apply for and receive a Georgetown Public Library card either at the library (located on 402 W. 8th Street) or at a WOW! stop. You only need one GPL card to use at both locations. Be prepared to provide a picture I.D. and proof of your current mailing address. Proof of residency can be a piece of mail, car insurance, utility bill, check stub, etc. Proof of residency must include your name and current address.
The selection of stops is based on a variety of factors including distance from the main library, mobility of residents and service needs. Suggestions for new stops are welcome. To recommend a bookmobile stop, contact either Sheri Miklaski, Community Outreach Librarian, or Liz Pedrosa, Community Outreach Assistant (Bookmobile Driver).
Or call 512-930-3551, the library’s main number.