A NEW mobile library service officially launched in the county today.
The aim of the library is to give people who live in rural areas a chance to access the same services, like borrowing books and accessing the internet, as they would at a fixed facility.
There are 56 mobile stops set up across Gloucestershire, each of which will receive four weekly visits.
The average length of the stops has been increased to enable a wide range of people to have the opportunity to visit.
Councillor Mark Hawthorne, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "With our network of static libraries, virtual library and the mobile service, we feel that we have a comprehensive and flexible package of services for everyone in the county.
"Libraries are often seen as the front door to other council services and those of our partner agencies in Gloucestershire, and this important function should not be forgotten.
"The value of these mobile libraries has already been made clear to us - it's great to see such positive feedback from residents."