Temporary membership

While the libraries are closed, you can access e-books, e-audio books & e-magazines, even if you're not currently a library member.

  • Fill in your details
  • Select a 4 digit PIN number,
  • Click on Register.
  • You will then get a temporary membership number.
  • Make a note of this number. Then go back to the library webpages and use this number and your PIN to register.

NB. If you live in Bournemouth just select any Poole library from the drop down list of locations.

Libraries are closed

Following the latest government advice on social distancing, all BCP Council public libraries are closed.

We are planning to repurpose an area of Bournemouth Library to allow access to public IT facilities. There will also be an online and phone enquiry facility. Details will be posted on @BCPLibraries and on this website shortly.


The loan period for library items is extended until July and overdue charges will be waived, so you do not need to come in to return or renew loans.

Online resources

The Library Service has free online resources; including eBooks, eAudiobooks, information, and magazines to download.