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Poole Central Library

Dolphin Centre
BH15 1QE

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About this library

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

  • books, DVDs, BluRay, 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 & 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


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.


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.

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Contact us

email: libraries@poole.gov.uk
phone: 01202 262421

Opening times 

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