West Moors Library

west moors library

West Moors library has been on its current site for over 40 years. During this time it has changed dramatically. In 2003 an extension was added to provide computer facilities and a meeting area during and out of opening hours. Money was bequeathed to the Parish Council by Daphne Harrison which was used for the building whilst Dorset County Council library service provided the computer facilities.

The Library is centrally located on Station Road, at the corner with Moorlands Road. It is conveniently adjacent to the local shopping centre. Access to the building is easy to obtain for those with mobility restrictions - with door-activation pads for wheelchair users. There is a small car park at the rear.

Contact Us:

T: 01202 873 272  |   E: westmoorslibrary@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Use the West Moors Library link on the Dorset Council site to access the online catalogue, renew borrowings and reserve items for collection at the Library.  

Local History Month 

A celebration of local history here in West Moors and elsewhere begins on Monday 9th May - and lasts for the rest of that month. There will be a display of historic imagery of West Moors to view. Contact the Library staff for more detail - or see this publicity poster.
[entered: 16/04/2022, updated: 21/04/2022 & 06/05/2022]

Opening Times

Monday: 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Tuesday: 2.00 - 6.30 pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Friday: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Sunday: closed

(Closed on Public Holidays)


Along with the building the library service too has been transformed. No longer are you expected to be very quiet - in fact you are encouraged to join in the many events we host. Self-service machines were introduced several years ago and all computers recently upgraded. We have also had the outside of the building recently refurbished with new windows and pathway and inside new heating system and up dated lighting.

We now see ourselves as an information point and community facility. Books are no longer the only thing we offer!

Activity in the Library
Entrance doorway to the Library
Brief listing of regular events by day of week


Each Monday: Knit & Natter ... 2.15 - 3.30 pm [ Book ahead with Library - maximum number = 8 ]
[ Note TWO sessions per week & requirement to pre-book. ]


Each Tuesday: Knit & Natter... 2.15 - 3.30 pm [ Book ahead with Library - maximum number = 8 ]
[ Note TWO sessions per week & requirement to pre-book. ]
Each Tuesday: Lego Club ... 4.00 - 5.00 pm - for youngsters aged 5 to 11 (accompanied by an adult) [ Book ahead with Library ]


[ no event/closed ]


Each Thursday: Rhyme Time ... 10.00 - 10.30 am and 10.45 - 11.15 am [ maximum 6 children/book ahead ]
[ Note TWO sessions & requirement to pre-book. ]
Second & Fourth Thursday: Adult Colouring & Games ... 10.30 am - Noon [ Book ahead with the Library ]


Second and Fourth Friday: Digital Champion ... in 40 minute sessions [ 10.30 - 11.10 am; 11.15 - 11.55 am; Noon - 12.40 pm: Book ahead with the Library ]


[ no event ]