Charmouth Community Library

COVID-19 Update Library is reopening on Monday 20th July

Library will be open two days a week:
• Monday 14.00 to 16.00
• Friday 10.00 to 12.00

Thursdays will still be Post Office day, when no Library service will operate. On Library days, Mondays and Fridays, only those with Dorset Library Cards can visit the library.

Full services are not yet operating e.g. the use of the public computers is not possible; reservations are not available. A leaflet outlining library procedures and services will be available.

For Track and Trace purposes, your name and Library Card number will be recorded and kept for 21 days. All information is temporary and may be changed.

Charmouth Community Library is one of Dorset’s community managed libraries and is a registered charity (No:1150758).

Our opening hours are Monday – Wednesday 2pm – 5pm, Thursday – Friday 10am – 1pm and Saturday 10.30am – 12.30pm and is run and staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers.

The library has a full range of services and facilities including a selection of books and we are linked to Libraries West which now enables us to source books etc. from a vast selection across the West Country.  We also have two public computers, printer/scanner/copier and free to use wifi (donations appreciated).

The Servery is an extension to the main building and has become a hub for the community.  It houses a meeting/seating area, with a disabled-access loo and a servery which enables us to sell/serve hot & cold drinks and pre-packed food with the remit to promote activities to combat social isolation and encourage inter-generational communication.  It is also a great place to have fun and learn a new skill, check out the groups who all ready use our space in the calendar.

The Servery is available at a modest charge of £6 per session.  If more space is required then the use of the Library can also be made available at an extra cost.  It is an ideal space for any private event or gathering and has a total capacity of 100 people when using both rooms.  If you are interested in using our facilities or even at this stage just checking us out for any future event please contact Kim Oatway, Groups Liaison, via email