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Oakdale Library

Wimborne Road
BH15 3EF

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About this library

Oakdale Library is situated on the corner of Wimborne Road and Dorchester Road opposite Poole Skills and Learning Centre. 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

  • 24/7 drop-box so you can return your items at any time

  • Bookerie Reading Garden


  • Make Friends with a Book
    Mondays 2:30pm to 3:30pm

  • Homework Club 
    Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm

  • Bookstart Storytime for children under 5
    Monday 10:30am to 11am

  • Colouring for Adults
    Mondays 10:30am to 11:30am

  • Computer Buddy Drop-In Session
    Tuesdays 10am to 12pm 
    Saturdays 10am to 12pm

  • Knit & Natter
    Tuesdays 2:15pm to 4pm

  • Dominoes Club
    Tuesdays 10:30am to 11:30am

  • Bookstart Rhymetime for children under 5
    Wednesdays 10:15am to 10:45am

  • Beading Club
    First Wednesday of the Month 2pm to 4pm

  • Card Making Club
    Second Wednesday of the Month 2pm to 4pm

  • Police Surgeries
    First Friday of the month 2:30 to 3:30pm  

  • Coffee and Crossword
    Fridays 10:30am to 11:30am

  • ESOL chat and reading group
    First and third Fridays of the month 1:30 to 2:30pm 

  • Reading Group
    Last Friday of the Month 2:30pm to 3:30pm

  • Chatterbooks Reading Group
    Last Friday of the Month 4pm to 4:45pm

  • Children's Games and Lego Club
    Saturdays 10:30am to 12pm

  • Kids Crafts
    Monthly on a Saturday 10:30am to 11:30am (ask staff for details)

Special events

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


Ramp and level access to the library adjacent to a free car park with one disabled parking space. Further parking is available across the road at Poole Skills and Learning

Loop induction system

More information on accessibility

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Contact us

email: libraries@poole.gov.uk
phone: 01202 674213

Opening times 

Monday - 10am to 6pm
Tuesday - 10am to 5pm
Wednesday - 10am to 5pm
Thursday - closed
Friday - 10am to 5pm
Saturday - 10am to 1pm
Sunday - closed