Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find our latest information and advice about library services in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

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Your local library

Opening times, services and contact information for local libraries.


Borrowing from our libraries, how many items can be borrowed and how long for.

Join a library

Join any of our libraries for free.

Renew a book

Renew a book easily online, by phone or in person.

Search and reserve

Search for and reserve audiobooks, DVDs and CDs.

Library charges

Includes charges for late items, photocopying, printing and lost membership cards.

Computers and internet access

Computers can be used free of charge at all of our libraries as well as free internet and Wifi access.


Music services and resources available from our libraries.

Online library

Reference material, ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines available online.

Home library service

A free service delivering books and audiobooks to people unable to get to their local library.

Children and young people

Including homework and coding clubs, toy libraries and childrens reading and activity groups.

Drop-in advice sessions

Citizens Advice sessions at our libraries and information on money and later life planning.

Hire a library meeting room

Meeting rooms available to hire at libraries in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Reading groups and shared reading

Join a library reading group, start your own or listen to a story at a shared reading group.

Job clubs at our libraries

Help finding work at drop-in clubs at libraries in Bournemouth and Poole.

Libraries newsletter

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Health and wellbeing

Recommended reading to boost mental and physical health as well as library services for people living with dementia.


How you can help in our libraries.