Ride and Read on the new Sacramento Rolling Library Train

August 30, 2022 General, SacRT in Community

Sit back, relax and read a book while the Sacramento’s new Library Train takes you to your destination. 

SacRT teamed up with the Sacramento Public Library to launch Sacramento’s first Rolling Library Train. The brightly decorated train promotes riding and reading. This is also the first time the interior of a SacRT light rail train has been completely reimagined. 

When you step onboard the library train, you will feel like you have been transported into a library as the walls and seatbacks resemble books on shelves. Riders can find hidden gems on those bookshelves featuring QR codes to free downloadable materials from the Sacramento Public Library.  

Riders simply take out their phone, scan the QR code and that brings up the Sacramento Library App where they can download ebooks or audiobooks for free.  

A special thank you to Lamar Transit Advertising for providing the printing and installation of the interior artwork.  

Sacramento’s Rolling Library Train will place library services in the midst of riders daily routine making books and services more accessible. 

The library train will travel on both the Blue and Gold light rail lines.   

Take a Ride on the Rolling Library

During the month of September, SacRT will operate the library train on certain lines to help community members locate the train and get on board. The library train will operate on the Blue Line on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on the Gold Line on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. See the schedule for each line below.

Blue Line – Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

(check sacrt.com/schedules for complete schedule)

Trip Leaving Watt/I-80 towards Cosumnes River College at:
4:42 a.m. (departs Swanston)
6:48 a.m.
9:03 a.m.
11:18 a.m.
1:33 p.m.
3:48 p.m.
Trip Leaving Cosumnes River College for Watt/I-80 at:
5:41 a.m.
7:56 a.m.
10:11 a.m.
12:26 p.m.
2:41 p.m.
4:56 p.m.

Gold Line – Thursdays and Fridays

(check sacrt.com/schedules for complete schedule)

Trip Leaving Sacramento Valley Station to Sunrise or Historic Folsom Stations at:
5:04 a.m.
6:49 a.m.
9:04 a.m.
10:49 a.m.
1:04 p.m.
2:49 p.m.
5:04 p.m.
Trip Leaving Historic Folsom or Sunrise Stations to Sacramento Valley Stations at:
5:58 a.m. (Sunrise)
8:00 a.m. (Historic Folsom)
9:58 a.m. (Sunrise)
12:00 p.m. (Historic Folsom)
1:58 p.m. (Sunrise)
4:00 p.m. (Historic Folsom)
5:58 p.m. (Sunrise)

Gold Line – Saturdays

(check sacrt.com/schedules for complete schedule)

Trip Leaving Sacramento Valley Station to Sunrise or Historic Folsom Stations at:
5:49 a.m.
7:49 a.m.
10:04 a.m.
11:49 a.m.
2:04 p.m.
3:49 p.m.
6:04 p.m.
Trip Leaving Historic Folsom or Sunrise Stations to Sacramento Valley Stations at:
6:43 a.m. (Sunrise)
9:00 a.m. (Historic Folsom)
10:58 a.m. (Sunrise)
1:00 p.m. (Historic Folsom)
2:58 p.m. (Sunrise)
5:00 p.m. (Historic Folsom)
6:58 p.m. (Sunrise)

Sacramento Public Library  

Sacramento Public Library has been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through the award-winning Libby app. Library cardholders can not only check out ebooks, audiobooks and magazines, but also find free online classes in Libby’s Extras section to learn how to play musical instruments, decorate cakes, sew, and more.

Readers in Sacramento County just need a valid library card to access digital books from the Library’s digital collection. Use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (U.S. only) to download the Libby app to get started borrowing ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere.

Learn more at saclibrary.org.

Take SacRT to a Sacramento Public Library 

Take SacRT to your nearby public library. Click here to find out which SacRT transit services connect to your library: https://www.sacrt.com/apps/take-sacrt-to-a-sacramento-public-library/.

You can also use SacRT’s Trip Planner to find how to get to your local library location. Visit sacrt.com/planyourtrip to enter your address and destination to plan your next trip on SacRT.