MURRAY L. BOB: 1930 -
Murray L. Bob, Director of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library system
to April 2003,
introduced bookmobile service to this area in 1965 and supported it
for 38 years. With his enthusiasm for high public library
substantiating facts and figures, Mr. Bob successfully inspired
funding for continuous service - and four bookmobiles. Under his
supervision and guidance, more than 3,000,000 items have circulated to
users who would otherwise not have had convenient access to public
Bookmobile operation costs are supported by federal, state and two
This "Bobmobile" and its automated circulation system were paid for by
- Ralph G. Sheldon
- Hultquist Foundation
- Gebbie Foundation
- Jessie Smith Darrah Fund
An outreach program of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, the Bookmobile
provides public library materials and services to area residents who would
otherwise have limited access to these valuable community resources.
Designed to meet the needs of all age groups and interests, this "traveling
library" carries a wide variety of popular fiction and nonfiction books in
hardcover, paperback and large print formats, videos, DVDS, CDS, audio-cassettes
and magazines. Our current schedule includes rural communities without
libraries, schools with limited libraries and/or limited access to public
libraries, housing complexes, a residential center for youth and several Resource
Using Gateway laptop computers, Sirsi software and
phone card connections, this bookmobile is equipped for "live" interaction with James
Library's Sirsi circulation system. While the hilly terrain of our
service area currently prevents us from making successful connections
at all our
stops, we are able to input daily transactions with Sirsi's Standalone option.
- Register for your Bookmobile card on the Bookmobile and bring
this card when borrowing.
- Let us know if you lose your card. A $.50 fee is charged for a
- Materials will be checked out for a two week
loan period until 12/23/08. However, as Bookmobile stops will be scheduled on
a once-a-month basis from 1/6/2009 to 6/20/2009, loan dates will be extended
to four weeks throughout this time. Date slips should be kept in the book pocket.
- Overdue notices are sent for late material. Let us know
immediately if there is a problem.
- No late fines are charged. However, please
remember that other patrons may be waiting to borrow items you have out and
return them to the Bookmobile as soon as possible.
- Materials borrowed from the Bookmobile may be
brought to any member library in the
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System and returned to the Bookmobile. office via
our System Delivery.
See library listings:
- Items not returned after an overdue notice is
sent will be billed to you and your bookmobile privileges will be blocked
until the materials are either returned or the Bookmobile is reimbursed for
the loss. If an item that has been paid for is returned in good condition
within six months of the date of payment, a refund will be made.
If YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT OUR
BOOKMOBILE DEPARTMENT, PLEASE WRITE US AT:
CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS LIBRARY SYSTEM
106 W. 5TH STREET
JAMESTOWN, NY 14701
PHONE: 484-7135, EXT. 245