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If you walk through Cathedral Close, you may very well spot one of the Hereford Cathedral School librarians making deliveries with the new ‘Mobile Library’. 

As part of the School’s plans to create a safe environment for pupils, many systems and services have had to be rethought. With Old Block and the Gilbert Library now dedicated to Year 10 lessons during the school day, Librarians Mrs Nelson and Mrs Adamson have devised a system which ensures that all pupils still have access to library services. 

Pupils can email with book requests, or make reservations via Firefly. The librarians then select the books and deliver them (usually the next day) to pupils throughout the day. 

Library trolley

Once books are returned, they are quarantined for 72 hours, before being returned to the library shelves. 

Pupils are also able to make selections from a collection of books on the trolley if they spot something of interest while the librarians are doing their rounds. 

Mrs Nelson and Mrs Adamson are enjoying this new way of working, and it’s certainly a way of guaranteeing a high daily steps count. 


To mark the launch of the new mobile library service, we are inviting HCS pupils to enter a competition to name the book trolley. Entries can be emailed to the Library, stating the name suggestion, pupil’s name and form, by Monday 28 September. The winner will receive a book token.