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Latest : Wool Community Library Suspended for the foreseeable future in line with Dorset and Government guidelines with effect from 19th March

Please do not worry about returning books but look after them carefully. You can keep them until the library re-opens or put them through the library letterbox. All fines will be waived until 2 July, or whenever the service reopens.


At the moment we do not know what will happen to the whole of the Libraries West organisation, (the consortium Dorset Library Service is a member of) but you will not be able to order books and any books on hold will be kept for you till after the system reopens.

We don't know how long we will be closed but will let members  of  Friends of Wool Library( FOWL) know as soon as we are able by e-mail,  but there is also a notice on the library door, and on our Facebook page -Wool Community Library.

N.B. Members of FOWL who have not yet renewed will remain on the list for emails but are urged to renew as soon as possible. Anyone wishing to join as a new member can drop a line to the Contacts address on the Home page to request the details

 For Information

You can borrow E-books on the library's CloudLibrary system to read books on a laptop, tablet, phone or E-reader (some models of Kindle not compatible). You can also access magazines at and audio books at

Addresses of two websites which you may be interested in.

For children - free streaming of stories at Audible Stories |



For those that need digital help. - It has useful things like how to do online shopping.






Welcome to Wool Community Library

Wool Community Library Building

Who we are

Wool Community Library is managed by the Friends of Wool Library, with support from Dorset County Council and Wool Parish Council. It is operated and funded entirely by volunteers and businesses who live and/or work in Wool and the surrounding villages. The Community Library offers a service focused on the needs of the village and local area but linked into the County Library Service which, as of June 2016, has  become part of the Libraries West Consortium

We took over the running of the Library on 15 January 2013. The Library would otherwise have had to close as part of Dorset County Council's funding cuts.

What we do

Come and visit us. We work in exactly the same way as any other Dorset County Library.

You can use your existing library card if you have one; or you can join at the Library - membership is free.

We have everything you would expect to find in a local library: information, recreation, education and culture. You can borrow books, including large print and children's books. Talking books, CDs and DVDs are available from Libraries West through the reservation service.  Loan terms are exactly the same as other Libraries West Libraries. The Library  uses the same computer system as Libraries West. Items can be borrowed and returned across the Libraries West network including the Community Library.

You can view your borrowed items online and renew them at any Libraries West library, online or by phone. Items can be returned out of hours via the Community Library’s letterbox.

There are public access computers and printers and free Wi-Fi is  available

New members joining at the Community Library will be issued with a  Library Card and pin number to use with it. This entitles you to use the Community Library and all Dorset and all other Libraries West Libraries. You can join the library at any age. Adults need to fill in a registration form and provide proof of name, address and signature such as driving licence, allowance book or bank statement. If you are under 16 your parent or guardian will need to sign your registration form and provide proof of their identity.

Visiting the library is free and open to everyone.  If you are visiting the area and do not hold a card from a Libraries West  Council Library, you are welcome to borrow books on a temporary membership card.

We have made this a welcoming space for the whole community.

This is YOUR Community Library - come and help us make it a facility fit for the whole community!

 Childrens' Corner

Our Supporters

We would like to thank the following for their generous support

Dorset County Council logo

For providing training, expertise, information systems and stock. 

Wool Parish Council logo

For sharing and meeting the costs of the premises.

Opening Times

 Tuesday  3 pm - 6 pm 
 Thursday   10 am - 12 Noon 
 Saturday  10 am - 12 Noon 

Renewals Line: 01305 224311

Upcoming Events

How to Find Us

Map of Wool showing the library

Library-catalogue 1

We need your support

Wool Parish Council

Wool Parish Council

Wool Community Library is run by Friends Of Wool Library, Registered Charity Number 1173556 (login)
Wool Community Library, D'Urberville Centre, Colliers Lane, Wool, Dorset, BH20 6DL
Telephone (during library hours): 01929 405259 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.