Charmouth Community Library

Post Office:    Will re open on the 7th January 2021.
Library service at Charmouth Community Library
  • Now we are in Lockdown 3, Libraries are not allowed to open.
  • However, the ‘Reserve and Collect’ service will operate.
  • Reserve your books online at dorsetforyou/libraries.
  • You will be notified when they arrive.
  • Orders can be collected from the door of the Community Library on Wednesday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm.
  • The service starts Wednesday 6th January.
  • Please wear a mask when you collect your order. Thank you.


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