Would you borrow a book from a camel?


Or pay your late fines to a donkey?


Would you walk a mile through the jungle, or across a mountain, to read a book?

REMOTE ACCESS: Distant Libraries of the World is the story of four such libraries.

Camels and donkeys are used in Kenya to bring literature, education and information to people who otherwise would not have access to them.

Children walk more than a mile through the Amazon jungle to reach the only library in the area and farmers in the province of Cajamarca, Peru use their homes to provide space for books and to hold ‘reading circles’.

See it all in the fascinating documentary REMOTE ACCESS: Distant Libraries of the World.


Thousands of men, women and children do each day with the help of “Unusual Mobile and Rural Libraries”.


"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."

Walter Cronkite