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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.

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