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Dorchester Library and Learning Centre

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Spring Bank Holiday

This library will be closed on Monday 25 May.  The library follows its normal opening and closing times for all other days.

Opening times

In adverse weather conditions or other circumstances there may be a library closure. Find out if this library is affected (opens in a new window).



10am to 5.30pm


9.30am to 7pm


9.30am to 1pm


9.30am to 5.30pm


9.30am to 7pm


9am to 4pm


Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, South Walks House, Charles Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EE.

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Room hire information

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The library offers access to a wide 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. It also provides free Wi-fi and internet access.  A letterbox is now available at the Library and Learning Centre.  Please note that from Tuesday 1 April 2014 library users are requested to return all library items to Dorchester Library and Learning Centre.  Failure to do so may incur charges on your account.

For information the temporary library book collection service from County Hall and the old library building  is no longer available.


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

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