Ruth Mini Mobile Library

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The Ultimate Source for Free Books

We are very thankful for your support. All our books are free and we accept all kinds of donations including books for all ages, college textbooks, DVDs, vinyl records, and magazines. We accept cash and online donations and all funds raised go towards buying new books and expanding our library. Please tell everyone you know who loves books.


The Ruth Mini Mobile Library provides free books for people of all ages across San Antonio. We understand that families, students, and avid readers cannot always afford to buy books regularly. We strive to provide free book deliveries for our home-bound patrons and patrons with busy lives. The library has Little Free Library crates at various business locations to provide a portal of books to the community. When our library goes mobile, we set up a table, tent, bookshelves, and a few hundred books and allow people to take as many books as they want. Our mobile library is run by volunteers and can only function with your donations and support.

Our vision is to make books and libraries more accessible to those who live in book deserts. 

-We qu
arantine all new incoming book donations for 96 hours.
-We purchased a blacklight to add an extra layer of caution to our sanitization process.
-Every single book is wiped down prior to delivery.
-We now offer contact-free deliveries. 
-Virtual browsing

Disclaimer: We are not a company or a registered non-profit organization. This is a community service project run by two volunteers who provide these services free of charge. We are not open 24/7.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are trying our best with the resources we currently have.


01/01/2021 – Library Hiatus Extended 
– Mobile Library put on Hiatus
– Soft Launch of Online Catalog (Beta Version 3.2.2)
09/15/2020 – 9,000 Books Given Away Since January 2017
11/01/2019 –
Transitional Period (updating systems and procedures)
10/28/2019 – 8,000 Books Given Away Since January 2017
12/22/2018 – 6,000 Books Given Away Since January 2017
12/09/2018 – 5,000 Books Given Away Since January 2017
11/11/2018 – 4,000 Books Given Away Since January 2017
10/06/2018 – 3,000 Books Given Away Since January 2017
08/09/2018 – Temporarily Disabled OPAC (Online Catalog)
07/23/2018 – Library Hiatus Extended (click here for details)
06/01/2018 – Mobile Library put on Hiatus
05/05/2018 – 2,000 Books Given Away Since January 2017
05/01/2018 – Transitional Period (updating systems, procedures, may experience some downtime on the website and OPAC (Online Search)
04/23/2018 – Added an Online Donation Form (click here to donate)
10/19/2017 – Fixed issues with the website concerning error pages and several hours of downtime.
– Upgraded Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Please email for assistance with creating your Patron ID.

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