Martins Ferry Public Library's bookmobile provided daily
service to villages, schools, nursing homes and other institutions
throughout Belmont county. Beginning in 1938, the library operated
eight increasingly sophisticated vehicles, starting with a small panel truck with upward-hinged exterior
doors (below, from a newspaper clipping). The newest vehicle
(above, a 1992 Ohio Bus/Blue Bird) had a cell phone,
computer and lots of material besides books.
Bookmobile service ended May 18, 2012 due to lack of
funding. The library will provide outreach service to
Belmont County residents who show a great need for delivery
services. Please contact the library for more information.