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Dorchester Library and Learning Centre

Dorchester Library and Learning Centre is a popular venue for many of our courses, from English and maths to family learning and wellbeing. In the heart of Dorchester, this library features many services and local information for the community to access. Explore courses today at Dorchester on our course search.

Upon arriving at Dorchester, you’ll see all courses and room numbers are available on the Skills & Learning noticeboard in the reception area. Staff will be available to greet you at the first session of your class.


There is a vending machine for hot and cold drinks on the first floor.

Access Information

The Library has an accessible entrance and accessible toilets throughout the building. Our classrooms are on the Lower Ground, Upper Ground & First Floors. There is a lift on site to all floors.


There is a car park located at Dorchester Library and Learning Centre, Old Market Car Park. Please note this is a short stay car park for visits up to 2 hours. There is other longer stay car parks available in close walking distance. For more information please visit Dorset Council’s website.

Please note, this venue is operated and run by Dorset Council. For venue enquiries, please contact the library on 01202 127000. For all Skills & Learning enquiries, please contact us online, by email ( or phone (01202 123444).


Dorchester Library and Learning Centre
Charles Street
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Opening Hours

Monday10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday10:00am to 1:00pm

Wednesday10:00am to 1:00pm

Thursday10:00am to 1:00pm

Friday10:00am to 1:00pm



01202 123444

For all Skills & Learning enquiries either call us on the above number or send us a message below.

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