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Parkstone Library

Britannia Road
BH14 8AZ

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About this library

Parkstone Library is located in the heart of Ashley Cross in the old fire station building. 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

  • 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

  • Tea/coffee available

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


  • Computer Buddy Drop-In Session
    Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm

  • Bookstart Rhymetime for children under 5
    Mondays 11am to 11:30am (Babies/toddlers)
    Tuesdays 2.15pm to 2.45pm (Babies/toddlers)

  • Bookstart Storytime for children under 5
    Tuesdays 11am to 11:30am (3-4 years)

  • Homework Club
    Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm (Term Time)

  • Knit & Natter
    Wednesdays 12.45pm to 2.45pm

  • Reading Groups
    2nd Friday of the month 11am to 12noon currently full
    3rd Wednesday of the month 11am to 12noon currently full
    Last Monday of the month 2.15pm-3.15pm

  • Neighbourhood Watch
    Last Friday of the month 11am to 12noon

  • Games and Crafts for Children
    Saturdays 10:30am to 12noon

  • Games Hour For Adults
    Tuesdays 1:30pm to 2:30pm

  • Colouring Club
    Fridays 12.30pm to 2pm

  • Councillor Surgery
    4th Saturday of the month 10.30am to 12noon

Special events

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


  • access to the library via a ramp
  • loop induction system

More information on accessibility

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Contact us

email: libraries@poole.gov.uk
phone: 01202 742218

Opening times 

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