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RIOmobile Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the RIOmobile?

RIO stands for Reading and Inspiration through Outreach, and the RIOmobile is essentially a library on wheels.  On board, you can check out and return books, music, and movies, renew items you have checked out, pick up your holds, sign up for a library card, and pay your fines.  The RIOmobile makes regularly scheduled stops on a weekly and bi-weekly basis at scheduled stops around the community. 

Do I need a Library card to check out materials from the RIOmobile?

You will need a library card with the New Braunfels Public Library to check out most of the items on the RIOmobile.  If you do not have one, you can sign up for one on the bookmobile, just bring an ID and proof of address (a piece of mail with your name and address will do). 

How long can I check out items from the RIOmobile?

All items check out for the same amount of time as they would from the other Libraries.

Do I have to return items checked out from the RIOmobile to the RIOmobile?

No.  You can return items checked out on the RIOmobile to either the Main Library or the Westside Community Center.  Additionally, items checked out at those locations can be returned to the RIOmobile.

My items are due, but the RIOmobile missed my stop.  Will I be charged fines?

If the RIOmobile cannot make its regularly scheduled stop, you will not be charged fines on any overdue items until the next scheduled stop.

Can I pay my fines on the RIOmobile?

Yes.  We accept cash, check, and credit card.

How do I place a hold to be picked up from the RIOmobile?

If this is your first time placing holds on items to be picked up from the RIOmobile, you will need to tell us which stop you would like to pick your books up either in person at the Library or RIOmobile, by calling us at 830-221-4318, or by filling out the form in the box below.

After you have designated what stop you would like to have your books delivered to, you can order holds online on our catalog as always, just be sure to select “bookmobile” as the location to pick up the hold.

Can I have a hold be sent to another stop or to the library?

To have a hold made available for pickup at a different stop or library, just call 830-221-4318.  Please note that it might take a day or two to process these requests.

The catalog says a book is located on the RIOmobile.  Can I come to any stop to pick it up?

The short answer is “probably?”  Given the fluid nature of our collection, if you see an item in our collection you would like to pick up, just give us a call, and we can set it aside for you, or place a hold on it online.

I want the RIOmobile to come to my neighborhood or community event.

We periodically reevaluate and add new stops throughout the year.  Contact Jonathan Margheim, the Outreach Librarian in charge of the RIOmobile at JMargheim@NBTexas.org or 830-221-4318 for more information.

Pick up your holds at the RIOmobile

If you would like to start picking up some or all of your holds on the RIOmobile we will need to make a modification to your account in our computers.  Please fill out the form below or call 830.221.4318

RIOmobile: Reading and Inspiration through Outreach

 

The New Braunfels Public Library's RIOmobile aims to provide increased accessibility to patrons who have difficulty visiting our main library building and functions as a "library branch on wheels". 

FALL 2016 SCHEDULE

Starting October 4th, the RIOmobile's route schedule will change to the following:

Tuesday
Rio Terra Senior Living
2294 Common St
 3:00pm-4:00pm
(10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29,  12/13, 12/27 only)


Wednesday
Oak Creek Elementary 
3060 Goodwin Ln

10:00am-11:00am
Freiheit Elementary
2002 FM1101 

11:30am-1:00pm
NB Makerspace
​776 E Torrey St 

1:30pm-2:00pm
LaSierra Apartments
520 FM306 

3:00pm-4:00pm
Cotton Crossing Apartments 
705 Village Way

4:30pm-5:30pm
(10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28 only)
Augusta at Gruene

2293 E Common St

 4:30pm-5:30pm
(10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 12/7, 12/21 only)

 

Thursday
Comal County Senior Center  

655 Landa St
9:30am-10:30am

Morningside Elementary 

3855 Morningside Dr

11:00am-12:00pm
Vista Village 
264 Loma Vista St

1:00pm-2:00pm


Friday
EdenHill Communities

631 Lakeview Blvd
Fischer Rehab Center 
10:00am-11:00am
Eden Heights 
11:00am-12:00pm
Elan Westpointe  

2140 Independence Dr
1:00pm-2:00pm
Oak Tree Asst. Living 

1750 TX-46 

2:00pm-3:00pm
(10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16. 12/30 only)


Saturday
McKenna Children's Museum
801 W San Antonio St. 

10:00am-12:00pm
Solm's Park 
FM482

1:00pm-2:00pm


 

RIOmobile Map

Contact

Jonathan Margheim  

Outreach Librarian

office (830) 221-4318

cell (830) 481-8213

JMargheim@NBTexas.org

New Braunfels Public Library

700 E. Common St.

New Braunfels, Texas  78130                                                                                                                                                                                                

RIOmobile Schedule

Tuesday
Rio Terra Senior Living
2294 Common St
 3:00pm-4:00pm
(10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29,  12/13, 12/27 only)


Wednesday
Oak Creek Elementary 
3060 Goodwin Ln

10:00am-11:00am
Freiheit Elementary
2002 FM1101 

11:30am-1:00pm
NB Makerspace
​776 E Torrey St 

1:30pm-2:00pm
LaSierra Apartments
520 FM306 

3:00pm-4:00pm
Cotton Crossing Apartments 
705 Village Way

4:30pm-5:30pm
(10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28 only)
Augusta at Gruene

2293 E Common St

 4:30pm-5:30pm
(10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 12/7, 12/21 only)

 

Thursday
Comal County Senior Center  

655 Landa St
9:30am-10:30am

Morningside Elementary 

3855 Morningside Dr

11:00am-12:00pm
Vista Village 
264 Loma Vista St

1:00pm-2:00pm


Friday
EdenHill Communities

631 Lakeview Blvd
Fischer Rehab Center 
10:00am-11:00am
Eden Heights 
11:00am-12:00pm
Elan Westpointe  

2140 Independence Dr
1:00pm-2:00pm
Oak Tree Asst. Living 

1750 TX-46 

2:00pm-3:00pm
(10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16. 12/30 only)


Saturday
McKenna Children's Museum
801 W San Antonio St. 

10:00am-12:00pm
Solm's Park 
FM482

1:00pm-2:00pm

Upcoming Special Appearances

Wednesday October 5th 

NO STOP at Oak Creek or Freiheit Elementary Schools

Saturday October 8th

McKenna Roll and Read at Landa Park 9am-11am

Tuesday October 11th

Canyon High School 10am-2pm

Clear Spring Elementary School 5pm-7pm

Canyon Middle School 7:30pm-8:30pm

Friday October 14th

NO STOPS TODAY

700 East Common Street, New Braunfels, TX, 78130    •    Phone: (830) 221-4300    •    SMS: (830) 253-4804    •    Fax: (830) 608-2154