Browse and reserve
The online library catalogue provides details of all the books we have available. There is a charge of £1 to reserve a book. If you would like to borrow a book that is not available through any Libraries West library, you can reserve it and we’ll try to get hold of it for you. There may be a higher charge for this service.
You may be unsure what genres or authors you would enjoy, or perhaps just feel stuck in a rut with your reading. We've put together a page of links that could help you choose your next book.
Borrow and return
Once you have a library card you can borrow from any Poole Library, and can return the items to any Poole library.
You can borrow up to 20 items in any combination of books, audio books, DVDs, Blu-ray and CDs. You can borrow books for three weeks initially - longer if you renew them.
If your items are overdue make sure you contact us as soon as possible to renew them - this will stop charges increasing. You can renew online. There is even a terminal in the bus station where you can renew items.