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| As prescribed in the Library Law, libraries collect mainly books to be used by local people in order to cultivate their minds, as well as for research recreation. Needless to say, with possessions of numerous materials, such as books, it is important as well as necessary for libraries to have facilities where people can study comfortably and engage in recreation.
In addition, libraries have other outreach programs, for example operating mobile libraries that are for people who cannot come to the library because of geographic or life conditions. The municipal library in the above picture owns two mobile libraries that visit 48 fixed places in the city twice a month, hauling about 3,000 books.
(1) A mobile library car stopped at an elementary school.
(2) A mobile library car carries about 3,000 books.
(3) Books are operated with a computer.