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Rossmore Library 

Herbert Avenue
BH12 4HR

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About this library

Rossmore Library is situated in Herbert Avenue on the Campus. 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
  • The Hub Cafe
  • 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
  • Community and Interview rooms for hire
  • ReadySpex Reading Glasses with strengths from 1.25 to 3.50 are available to purchase from £2.99


  • Jobs Hub
    Wednesday 11am to 2pm
    Thursday 10am to 12pm    

  • National Careers Service
    Thursday 27th April 10am - 12pm
    Thursday 25th May 10am - 12pm
    Thursday 29th June 10am - 12pm
    Free service to help you explore career options regardless of prior skills, qualifications and employment 

  • Computer Buddy Drop-In Session                                
    Mondays 10:30am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday 10am to 12pm 
    Fridays 10:30am to 12:30pm
    Saturdays 10:30am to 12:30pm

  • Citizen's Advice (Drop-in only, no booking required) 
    Monday 10am to 12pm
    Wednesday 10am to 12pm 

  • Bookstart Rhymetime for children under 5
    Tuesdays 10:30am to 11am and Friday - 11am to 11:30am

  • Storytime for children under 5
    Thursdays 10.30am to 11am

  • Coffee and Games morning with Board Games, Adult Colouring and Dominoes Club
    Monday 10:30am to 12pm

  • Knitting and Craft Group
    First and third Tuesdays of each month 2pm to 4pm

  • Homework Club 
    Term times only - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3pm to 4:30pm

  • Lego club
    Saturday 11am to 12am

  • Drawing and Colouring for Children & Families
    Every Tuesday and Thursday 3.30pm to 5pm

  • Games for Adults & Children - Cards and Board Games
    Saturdays 12pm to 1pm

  • Multilingual Russian Storytime
    1st Saturday of every month 1pm to 2pm.
    Join us for Storytime in Russian and English. Learn some Russian words and find out more about Russian culture. Everyone welcome. No booking required.

  • Make Friends with a Book for adults
    Come along and enjoy good company and good conversation! Refreshments available. Thursdays 11am to 1pm               

  • Twigs Garden Club
    Last Saturday of the month 10:30am

  • Benefits Advisor from Age UK (for those over 60)  
    On the 1st Wednesdays of each month

    To book an appointment Tel 01202 530530

  • The Mix Support Group for parents and children with Autism, Behavioural and Developmental problems
    2nd Monday of the month 10am to 12pm

  • DAAS Dorset Adult Aspergers Support
    1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 11am to 1pm
    Support session no need to book. Call in to ask for advice, meet others and share your stories, seek help and guidance

Special events

To find out about special events and activities taking place at this library, see what's on for adults and children.


  • lift
  • parking on site
  • toilet facilities for people with disabilities.

More information on accessibility

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Contact us

email: libraries@poole.gov.uk
phone: 01202 746023

Opening times 

Monday - 10am to 6pm
Tuesday - 10am to 6pm
Wednesday - 10am to 6pm
Thursday - 10am to 6pm
Friday - 10am to 6pm
Saturday - 10am to 3pm
Sunday - closed