The vehicle has solar panels and LED lighting, is fully accessible and includes a hearing loop, and features an awning and onboard Wi-Fi.

Cllr Louise Gittins, council leader and cabinet member for wellbeing, said: ‘We believe our new mobile library is the first electric mobile library in the country and will contribute to the council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.

‘It looks wonderful with its new livery and I’m sure it will attract attention on its routes around the borough.

‘Some mobile library stops will also be enhanced with events and activities delivered by the library service and with partners.’

Modifications to the vehicle were completed by local company Astra Vehicle Technologies.

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