Bournemouth Council

Library Services

Our library catalogue lists all the resources available to you. Joining the library is free and open to Bmth, Dorset & Poole 

Join a Library

Join a library. Membership is free, and open to anyone who lives, works or studies in and around the area including Dorset and Poole

Renew Books

Renew your books online using the library catalogue

Reminder Service

Library Elf will send you an email before your books become overdue. It can be set up to work with your Bournemouth Library card.

Heritage Zone

You can learn about your ancestors and Bournemouth's history at our Heritage Zone. There's also photocopying and scanning facilities.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms in Bournemouth, Westbourne, Castlepoint, Kinson and Springbourne. Bournemouth meeting rooms are available for hire at competitive rates.

Home Library Service

For people in a care home, sheltered housing, housebound or unable to get to a local library.

Library Newsletters

Keep up to date with the latest books and exhibitions with a newsletter from Bournemouth Libraries.

New Titles

Discover the latest books, films and music. It's easy to reserve new titles from our catalogue. You'll never run out of great reads

CyberLibrary - eResources

The Cyberlibrary is a collection of resources that can't be found anywhere else on the Internet. It's free for library members.

Computers in Libraries

If you're a library member, you can use our computers for free. If you aren't great with computers, we have a self-teaching course.



Contact Us


General Enquiries

01202 451451


Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road


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