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Branksome Library

212-220 Ashley Rd 
BH14 9BY

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About this library

This library is situated in Ashley Road at the end nearest to the John Lewis roundabout.

This library has the following:

  • books, DVDs, and audiobooks for all the family to borrow and hire

  • computers with free access to the Internet and printing facilities

  • free WiFi

  • photocopying

  • daily newspapers and magazines to read in the library

  • tea and coffee available 

  • self-service kiosks to issue and return your items to avoid queuing

  • ReadySpex Reading Glasses with strengths from 1.25 to 3.50 are available to purchase from £2.99

  • to return items outside opening hours please do so at any other Poole Library. The nearest libraries are Rossmore and Parkstone Libraries


  • Computer Buddy Drop-in Sessions
    Mondays 10:30am to 12:30pm  
    Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm  
  • Bookstart Rhymetime for children under 5 
    Mondays  2.15pm to 2.45pm
    Wednesdays 11am to 11.30am
  • Storytime
    Fridays 10.30am to 11am
  • Homework Club
    Mondays and Fridays  3:45pm to 4:45pm

  • Coffee Morning
    Tuesdays 10:30am to 12pm

  • Knit & Natter
    Fridays 11am to 1pm

  • Games Club for Adults
    Fridays 2pm to 3pm 

  • Lego Club for Children 
    Saturdays 10am to 11am

  • Games Club for Children
    Saturdays 11am to 12pm

  • Colouring Club
    Tuesdays 11am to 12noon

Special events

To find out about special events and activities taking place in this library, go to our What's on for adults and children page.


  • level access to the library

  • ramp inside entrance 

  • parking directly outside front door

More information on accessibility

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Contact us

email: libraries@poole.gov.uk
phone: 01202 748832

Opening times

Monday - 10am to 6pm
Tuesday - 10am to 6pm
Wednesday - 10am to 6pm
Thursday - closed
Friday - 10am to 6pm
Saturday - 10am to 1pm
Sunday - closed