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The Tech Mobile

The Tech Mobile: a large vehicle with open doors and extended canopies

The Tech Mobile is another of our mobile branches! A giant vehicle the size of a large yellow school bus or RV, the Tech Mobile is loaded with all sorts of technology that’s ready to hit the road. It can serve as a mobile hotspot in the community, offer STEAM programming or computer classes, let you host a meeting in our meeting space, and much more. The Tech Mobile permanently hosts 8 computer stations, printing, wireless access, a small teaching or conference area, and an individual one-person office. It is a versatile library location for diverse programming and computer help, both inside and out.

Permanent technology on the Tech Mobile includes:

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 9s with hub accessories
  • Basic Dell laptops
  • Laser printer
  • Dremel 3D printer
  • Large monitor in the meeting room
  • 4 TV monitor displays in the front room
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Wifi for indoor and outdoor Tech Mobile use

…and more. We also bring other technology from the MakerLab and Innovation Lab as needed for programs and events. Sample lesson plans are available, but programs can also be customized based on your needs and interests.

Sample lesson plans

STEAM lessons plans

Digital literacy lessons plans

Request a visit

To request the Tech Mobile for a program or event, please first review the FAQ, What to Expect Guide, and Parking Requirements before filling out this contact form.

Special features at The Tech Mobile

Rows of desks. each with a laptop, noise-cancelling headphones, and a storage locker above

Front room

8 desks with individual laptops. Capacity: 8 people

Small booth-like space with the door open and a laptop on the counter

Small enclosed study space

Capacity: 1 person

Table with wall-mounted screen and chair and bench seating

Meeting room

Capacity: 6 people

The Tech Mobile exterior with the canopy extended

Exterior canopies, monitors, and audio

More about the Tech Mobile

Tech Mobile programming and resources are made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-252476-OLS-22 and LS-253645-OLS-23).

Manager

Sarah Alverson

Email: salverson@dconc.gov

Sarah is the Community Engagement Administrator for Durham County Library, with a background as a Children’s Librarian at Stanford L. Warren Library. Sarah graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2008 with a master’s degree in library science and began work at Durham County Library in 2012.

Pronouns: she/her