Poole Central Library

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Opening times

Opening times for Poole Central Library are:

  • Monday - 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday - 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday - 9am to 6pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 6pm
  • Friday - 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday - closed

Contact us

Poole Central Library
Dolphin Centre
BH15 1QE

01202 262421


About this library

Poole Central Library is situated on the second floor of the Dolphin Centre. This library has the following:

  • books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks for all the family to borrow and hire
  • computers with free access to the Internet and printing facilities
  • free WiFi
  • photocopying
  • fax facilities
  • 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 when the library is closed
  • ReadySpex Reading Glasses with strengths from 1.25 to 3.50 are available to purchase from £2.99
  • Business Enterprise Library
  • seminar room for hire


  • Computer Buddy Drop-In Sessions:

Tuesday 1pm to 4pm

Wednesday 10am to 12 noon

Thursday 10am to 12 noon

Friday 10am to 12 noon

Saturday 10am to 1pm

Monday 10am to 12pm

Wednesday 10am to 12pm

Friday 10am to 12pm

Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 5pm

Once a month 2:30pm

  • Make Friends with a Book for adults:

Tuesday 2pm to 3pm

Tuesday 10:30am to 11am

  • Bookstart Storytime for children under 5:

Thursday 11am to 11.30am

Once a month 2:30pm

1st Wednesday of the month 10:30am to 12:00pm

  • Poole CVS Volunteer Drop-in:

Thursday 10am to 12 noon

Last Friday of the month 10am to 12 noon

2nd Friday of the month 10:30am to 12:30pm

  • Kidz Craft Club:

Saturday 11am to 12pm

  • Games Club for Kids:

Saturday 3pm to 4pm

Second Saturday of the month 10:30am to 12 noon

Special events

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


The entrance to the library is on the second floor of the Dolphin Centre on the bus station side - there is a lift from the pavement by the bus station, and a flight of stairs next to it, as well as an escalator just inside the centre by HMV. There is ample car parking in the Dolphin Centre car park.

Find out more about our accessible library services.

Page last updated: 25 April 2018
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