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Customer survey 2020

From 24 February we will be running a survey in our Dorset Council libraries, asking you to complete a simple questionnaire about you visit that day to help us find out more about the different ways that libraries are being used and how the service is meeting your needs. We would really appreciate if you can take a few moments to complete the survey when you visit the library, to help us to plan for the future. 

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South Walks House
Charles Street
01305 224440
Get directions to Dorchester Library and Learning Centre

Opening times

Monday: 10am to 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am to 7pm
Wednesday: 9:30am to 1pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 9:30am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed


Meet the Author - 'The Mother and Father of All Things'

Meet the Author - 'The Mother and Father of All Things'

Date: Saturday 18 January 2020

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Harry Potter Night

Harry Potter Night

Date: Thursday 6 February 2020

Time: 4pm to 5pm

10 minute shake up!

10 minute shake up!

Date: Monday 17 February 2020

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Dorchester Library and Learning Centre

More events at Dorchester Library and Learning Centre

Dates, times and more details about all events happening at Dorchester Library and Learning Centre.

Clubs and activities

Find out details and times of regular clubs and activities at Dorchester Library and Learning Centre:

Services and facilities

The library offers a range of services including:

Tourist Information Centre

Located on the ground floor, the knowledgeable staff can provide information about Dorchester and the surrounding area:

  • accommodation bookings and availability information
  • tickets and travel times for coach and ferry operators
  • tickets for local events, attractions and theatres
  • maps and local interest books on sale

Dorchester Tourist information Centre

Skills and Learning

Skills and Learning Adult Community Education offer a range of courses throughout the year including daytime, evening and weekend programmes.  There is a wide choice of courses including Arts and Crafts, English, Maths, Computing Counselling, Job Clubs and Employability Support.

Dorset Police contact point

Information about the Dorset Police contact point sessions


Floor plans of Dorchester Library

Find floor plans of Dorchester Library:

Autism-friendly meeting room

Dorchester Library and Learning Centre has a bookable autism-friendly meeting room; please ask staff for details.

If you need this in a different format, email us.


Volunteering at a library

Find out about volunteering at libraries.

Information for schools and teachers

Find information for schools and teachers.

Information for teenagers

Find information for teenagers.


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