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Canford Heath Library 

Mitchell Road
BH17 8UE

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About this library

Canford Heath Library is situated in Mitchell Road next to the Canford Heath Medical Centre and Adastral Square Shoppers’ Car Park. This library has the following:

  • books, DVDs 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

  • ReadySpex Reading Glasses with strengths from 1.25 to 3.50 are available to purchase from £2.99


  • Job Club
    coming soon

  • Adult Colouring and Coffee
    Thursdays 10am to midday

  • Bookstart Rhymetime for children under 5
    Mondays 10:30am to 11am
    Fridays 2.15pm to 2.45pm

  • Scrabble Club
    Mondays 2pm to 4pm

  • Bookstart Storytime for children under 5
    Tuesdays 2:15pm to 2:45pm

  • Homework Club
    Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 3pm to 4:30pm

  • Knit & Natter
    Tuesdays 10:30am to 12:30pm

  • Computer Buddy Drop-In Session
    Tuesday 2pm to 4pm
    Thursday 10am to 12pm
    Friday 2pm to 4pm

  • Coffee Morning
    Thursdays 10am to 12pm

  • Reading Group
    Last Thursday of the month 2pm to 3pm

  • Lego Club
    Saturdays 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Games Club
    Tuesdays 3:30pm to 4:30pm

  • Children's Craft Club for children under 10
    Every Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm, just turn up and enjoy!

Special events

To find out about special events and activities taking place at this library, go to our What's on for adults and children page.


  • level access to the library adjacent to a free public car park with disabled parking
  • loop induction system
  • toilet facilities with disabled access and baby changing facilities – see Community Toilet Scheme.

More information on accessibility

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Contact us

email: libraries@poole.gov.uk
phone: 01202 678955

Opening times

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