I'm going to Dorchester Library
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Before I go to the library
Dorchester Library is open at these times:
Library opening times
||10am to 5:30pm
||9:30am to 7pm
||9:30am to 1pm
||9:30am to 5:30pm
||9:30am to 7pm
||9am to 4pm
If I am nervous about going, I can talk to the library staff and ask questions first. I can call:
I can ask the library staff for a tour of the library.
About the library
There are people who work at the library who I can talk to. I will know who they are by their badges.
The library is usually a quiet place where people talk quietly, relax and read books.
Sometimes it might be noisy. If it is noisy, I can talk to a librarian. I can ask to borrow ear defenders.
How I become a member of the library
When I get to the library I will see a desk. I will talk to one of the library staff there about how to become a member of the library.
I will complete a form. I will write my name, address, date of birth, telephone number and email address and sign it.
I will show them identification. This can be a driving licence, bank statement or household bill.
The library staff will give me a library card and a PIN.
When I visit the library
In the library there will be shelves of books and DVDs.
I can sit in a chair to read a book.
I can borrow a book or DVD and take it home with me. I will have to pay to borrow a DVD.
If I want to borrow a book or DVD I will talk to a member of the library staff.
The staff will show me how to borrow the books or DVD and tell me when I need to bring it back to the library.
There are other activities I can do at the library.
The library will also have some computers. There is no charge to use the computers, but I will have to pay for printing.
I can reserve a time to use a computer or I can wait for one to be available.
When I have finished I will leave the library.