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Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find our latest information and advice about library services in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.


Opening times, services and contact information for local libraries.

Join any of our libraries for free.

Search for and reserve audiobooks, DVDs and CDs.

Borrowing from our libraries, how many items can be borrowed and how long for.

Renew a book easily online, by phone or in person.

Includes charges for late items, photocopying, printing and lost membership cards.

Computers can be used free of charge at all of our libraries as well as free internet and Wifi access.

Reference material, ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines available online.

Including homework and coding clubs, toy libraries and childrens reading and activity groups.

Music services and resources available from our libraries.

Includes meeting rooms and the music studio.

A free service delivering books and audiobooks to people unable to get to their local library.

Citizens Advice sessions at our libraries and information on money and later life planning.

Meeting rooms available to hire at libraries in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Help finding work at drop-in clubs at libraries in Bournemouth and Poole.

Recommended reading to boost mental and physical health as well as library services for people living with dementia.

Join a library reading group, start your own or listen to a story at a shared reading group.

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Page last updated: 16 September 2021
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