Poole Central Library

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Following advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have started reopening our libraries, see the latest library service information.

See further information about changes to services.

Opening times

  • Monday: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am to 1pm
  • Wednesday to Friday: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Enquiries and orders:

Contact us

Poole Central Library
Dolphin Centre
BH15 1QE

01202 127100


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
  • 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


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: 13 May 2021
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