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Shaftesbury Library

Shaftesbury Library opening times 



10am to 5pm


9.30am to 5pm




9.30am to 6.30pm


9.30am to 12.30pm


9.30am to 1pm

Browse the library catalogue

Search for books, audiobooks, DVDs on the library catalogue

Find out about borrowing e-books and audio books

Easy to use and free to library members.

Events at Shaftesbury Library 

Find more events at Shaftesbury Library.

Get there with Travel Dorset

Search for a bus stop, timetables and departures for Chickerell Library.
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The library offers a range of services including:

  • books for adults and young people
  • feature films and music to hire
  • reference and information services
  • local history
  • internet access for all
  • Chatterbooks and Library Gets Lively sessions for children

Citizens Advice at Shaftesbury Library

Citizens Advice are here on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.

Drop in or make an appointment by calling 0344 245 1291.


Buggy/pushchair access, full internal access.

Use our picture journey for Shaftesbury Library to show you what to expect when you visit for the first time.

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