Skip to main content

Bookmobiles: Overview

ND Bookmobiles

There are 31 counties with county-wide library service; 16 of those counties are served by North Dakota's whopping 11 bookmobiles! Nineteen counties have city-service only libraries while 3 counties are left without any library service at all.

  • Pink: County-wide service with bookmobile
  • Green: County-wide service
  • Orange: City service only     
  • Grey: No library service
  • All public libraries are indicated with a blue dot.

North Dakota Bookmobiles:

  • Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library (Burleigh County: 1,633 sq. mi.)
  • Bottineau County Public Library (1,668 sq. mi.)
  • Dickinson Area Public Library (Billings, Slope, and Stark counties: 3,699 sq. mi.)
  • Edgeley Public Library (LaMoure and Logan counties: 2,139 sq. mi.)
  • James River Valley Library System (Stutsman County: 2,222 sq. mi.)
  • McKenzie County Public Library (2,760 sq. mi.)
  • McLean-Mercer Regional Library (McLean and Mercer counties: 3,154 sq. mi.)
  • Morton Mandan Public Library (Morton County, 1,926 sq. mi.)
  • Sioux County Library (1,094 sq. mi.)
  • Ward County Public library (Mountrail and Ward counties: 3,838 sq. mi.)
  • Williston Community Library (Williams County: 2,077 sq. mi.)

North Dakota Bookmobiles cover 26,210 sq. miles of land to provide service to 280,895 residents. In 2018, they traveled 80,712 miles and were open for 10,923 hours at 3,908 stops.


Libraries are grouped based on their 2018 Total Operating Expenditures (TOE)

  • Group 1: $0–$9,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 12 libraries
  • Group 2: $10,000–$24,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 21 libraries
  • Group 3: $25,000–$99,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 22 libraries
  • Group 4: $100,000–$499,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 15 libraries
  • Group 5: $500,000+ Total Operating Expenditures: 9 libraries
  • Pink: County-wide service with Bookmobile

The bookmobiles of North Dakota circulated a cumulative 178,539 items in 2018. This is 5.4% of the total circulation in the state.


Libraries are grouped based on their 2018 Total Operating Expenditures (TOE)

  • Group 1: $0–$9,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 12 libraries
  • Group 2: $10,000–$24,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 21 libraries
  • Group 3: $25,000–$99,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 22 libraries
  • Group 4: $100,000–$499,999 Total Operating Expenditures: 15 libraries
  • Group 5: $500,000+ Total Operating Expenditures: 9 libraries
  • Pink: County-wide service with Bookmobile