Oakdale Library

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Opening times

Opening times for Oakdale Library are:

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

Contact us

Oakdale Library
Wimborne Road
BH15 3EF

01202 674213


About this library

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

This library has the following:

  • books, DVD's 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

Mondays 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Monday 10:30am to 11am

  • Colouring for Adults:

Mondays 10:30am to 11:30am

  • Computer Buddy Drop-In Session:

Tuesdays 10am to 12pm

  • Knit & Natter:

Tuesdays 2:15pm to 4pm

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 10:30 to 11:30pm 

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)

  • Oakdale Library Gardens Association (OLGA)

For more information about the garden and how to volunteer, please visit their Facebook page, or read their blog, which shows how the garden has changed since 2013.

Special events

Find out about special events and activities taking place in this library by reading what's on for adults and children.


  • 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

Find out more about our accessible library services.

Page last updated: 03 April 2018
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