CHESHIRE West and Chester Council’s mobile library service is to call at communities every three weeks instead of four.

The announcement comes in the run-up to the introduction from November 21 of new mobile library routes, which will be reviewed every six months.

The new routes are the result of a review of the library service in 2014, and a public consultation about the mobile library service, which took place during the summer.

The council’s Cabinet member for Community and Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said: “As a result of feedback from residents some mobile library stops have been added back into the routes and others have been extended.

“We will now visit all stops every three weeks, instead of every four weeks, to bring the service in line with loan periods in static libraries.

“Our mobile library service offers a current and wide range of stock including adult and junior books and also audiobooks.

“With internet connectivity and access to the web-based library management system, customers have access to stock across the authority and are able to make reservations and update their accounts.

“Our mobile library staff can also provide online council information and an enquiry service.

“All our new routes will be reviewed every six months to ensure they remain responsive to demand.”

A number of stops have been reinstated, including the Duke of Portland public house at Lach Dennis (new location), and Ashwood Park at Wincham.

Stop times have been extended at a number of locations including Fountain Court and Firth Fields at Davenham, and in Rudheath the Spar Shops stop will be replaced by a stop at Comboy Drive.

Where appropriate, residents entitled to the home library service can have books delivered to their home.

The home library service can also support care and nursing homes, and can be accessed by contacting any Cheshire West library.

The education library service offers a paid subscription service which is available to primary schools and Early Years childcare settings.

For more information about the new routes visit the mobile library service page on the Cheshire West council website at