Dorset Libraries Autism Friendly Service

Dorset Council libraries have many books and resources which may help support, adults, children and young people on the autism spectrum and their families. A booklist is available showing a selection of these books which have been chosen and recommended by professionals. Each library also has a picture journey which is designed to show you what to expect when visiting the library for the first time. To view or print these, please go to the individual library webpage. Remember libraries are free to join and use, giving you access to fantastic collection of books, films, music, information and you can renew amd reserve items online.


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To find a picture journey for your nearest library, go to, find your individual Library's page on opening hours and services and under 'Accessibility', you can download the picture journey to view or print. Dorchester Library also have an autism friendly meeting room which can be booked by ringing 01305 224440 or email For any further help and information about our autism friendly service, please contact via email
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Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.