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South Walks House
Charles Street
01305 224440
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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 - Gail Aldwin

Meet the Author - Gail Aldwin

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Rhyme Time in the Park

Rhyme Time in the Park

Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019

Time: 10:30am to 11am

Pop-up Writing Club

Pop-up Writing Club

Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019

Time: 2pm to 3pm

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.

Services and facilities

The library offers a range of services including:

  • books for adults and young people
  • feature films and music to hire
  • reference and information services
  • Library Gets Lively and Rhyme Time sessions
  • free Wi-fi and internet access
  • 24/7 returns service is now available at the Library and Learning Centre

Dorset Police contact point

A volunteer supported Dorset Police Contact Point is available in Dorchester Library and Learning Centre.  Following changes to Dorset Police counter service provisions, the Force is working in partnership with Dorset Council libraries to implement the first of its pilot contact points at Dorchester Library and Learning Centre.

The service is open every Monday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm to provide convenient online services, 101 telephone access and crime prevention information to the local public. Outside these hours ask library staff to help you get online. 

Information on how to access Dorset Police services.


Wheelchair accessible entrance, buggy/pushchair access, full internal access, allocated disabled parking, accessible lift.

Use our picture journey of Dorchester Library to show you what to expect the first time you visit.

Floor plans of Dorchester Library

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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.


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