Techmobile

The Techmobile is a mobile computer lab featuring wireless internet access, laptops, iPads, a printer, books and lots of learning opportunities. A Digital Resource Specialist onboard will provide one-one-one instruction and structured trainings (upon request) on topics ranging from computer and email basics, resume writing and job searching to small business resources, social networking, e-books and more.

If your community organization is interested in a visit from the Techmobile, please check out the Partner With Us tab above for more information.

Blog Posts

Hats Off to the Knight Foundation for Its Support of the Free Library

Much of the Free Library's ability to create and incubate cutting-edge programs and services is thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations. One of the most long-standing and giving supporters has been the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation , which has provided invaluable support to the Free Library… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 8, 2017    Techmobile 21st century libraries neighborhood libraries

Get Nerdy with Neighborhood Science After School!

What better way to celebrate science than in your own backyard? Join the Philadelphia Science Festival at several of our neighborhood libraries after school for a celebration of science exploration! Scientists, engineers, and other experts will share their knowledge to provide FUN and FREE programs, including interactive activities,… continue reading

By Rachel F.   April 25, 2014    Events at the Library children's programs family programs Parkway Central Techmobile Hot Spots science

Helping to Bridge the Digital Divide

There have been a number of news stories over the past few weeks discussing the digital divide that still exists around the world. Studies and statistics show that access to the internet has improved over recent years to a certain extent, but that there are still 60 million Americans who have no online access , many of them elderly, poor, and… continue reading

By Peter SM   August 27, 2013    website tech Techmobile Hot Spots

Mobile Library in Mexico City

  A few weeks ago, we posted about LiLi , a experimental hi-tech library vehicle from Canada. Today, meet A47, a mobile library in Mexico City that has taken a decidedly low-tech angle to reach out and deliver library services. Instead of the cutting-edge digital delivery of library services, including digital literacy training, e-book… continue reading

By Joel N.   July 17, 2012    Techmobile