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Also if you have a Libraries West membership card (e.g. Poole, Christchurch, Highcliffe, Dorset libraries) look on web pages for more information.


Membership is free, and open to anyone who lives, works or studies in and around the area (including Dorset and Poole)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have closed all of our libraries across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We also have:

See further information about changes to services.

Joining your library is easy 

You'll need to provide proof of identity and one proof of permanent address: 

  • Driving licence
  • Bank statement
  • Other official document                 

Once you've joined you will have 

  • FREE Computer access
  • Printing and scanning facilities (printing charges apply)                                

You may then borrow:   

  • up to 12 books,
  • Up to 12 CDs and DVDs
  • 5 eBooks
  • eAudiobooks

Without proof of address you may borrow up to six books and access the computers. 

You can borrow and return books to any Bournemouth Library,

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