[book-muh-beel, -moh-]
an automobile, small truck, or trailer constructed to carry books and serve as a traveling library, as for communities where libraries are not accessible.

1935–40; book + -mobile Unabridged
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bookmobile (ˈbʊkməˌbiːl)
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): mobile library a vehicle providing lending library facilities

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shelf-lined motor van or other vehicle that carries books to rural and urban areas, establishes library service in areas that are too small to justify the creation of a stable branch, and acts as a demonstration model for communities that can afford library service and may choose to establish future stable branches. The earliest prototypes, which appeared in the 19th century in England and in the early 20th century in the United States, were horse-drawn book wagons. These provided service to individual homes, as well as to village centres.

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Example sentences
When school was out, the summer bookmobile was my lifeline.
We made our regular monthly visit to the bookmobile.
Park amenities include barber and beauty services, barbecue campfire area,
  three laundry rooms and bi-weekly bookmobile visits.
For each bookmobile, count the hours the bookmobile is open to the public, but
  do not include travel time between stops.
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