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How many items you can borrow and for how long, from our libraries. 

Libraries in Bournemouth  

You can borrow:    

  • up to 12 books
  • up to 12 CDs, DVDs and audiobooks
  • 5 e-audiobooks
  • 10 ebooks.

Without proof of address, you may borrow up to 6 books and access the computers. 

Libraries in Poole and Christchurch  

You can borrow up to 20 items in any combination of: 

  • books  
  • audiobooks 
  • CDs 
  • DVDs and Blu-ray discs.


  • 5 e-audiobooks
  • 10 ebooks.

Books can be borrowed for 3 weeks. If your items are overdue, you can still renew them to stop charges increasing. 

You can hire DVDs, Blu-ray discs, CDs and audiobooks for up to a week at a time. See our list of hire charges