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Exeter Library is open seven days a week and receives an average of 1,500 visits a day. The library has over 1km of shelves containing over 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs which can be issued at any of the self-service points. In addition, the library has a reserve stack of approximately 150,000 items, available on request.

There is a large children's library overlooking Rougemont Gardens and a separate teen area, as well as 34 computers which are free to use for up to 2 hours per day and printing and copying facilities.

Exeter Library is also home to the Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre, where you can access information and attend business events and workshops to support your business or start up. The library also houses the first FabLab to be located within a public library in England. FabLab Devon is a community creative space that provides access to a range of digital equipment and machinery.

Services

  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Variety of events for all audiences
  • FabLab maker space
  • Business and IP Centre
  • Real Food Exeter Cafe with garden terrace
Exeter Library events Exeter Library events

Code Club - Beginners Session

Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS, and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 16:15 - 17:15
Description: Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS, and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Code Club - Improvers session

Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS, and Python by making games, animations and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 17:30 - 18:15
Description: Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS, and Python by making games, animations and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Quiet Time in the Children's Library

Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Early Years Storytime

Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 25 May 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme - 1st session

Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 29 May 2018
Time: 10:15 - 10:45
Description: Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce & Rhyme - 2nd session

Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 29 May 2018
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

E-Wednesday - IT Drop In

Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on ahnd for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but it is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on ahnd for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but it is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

E-Wednesday - Learn My Way (Beginner Computer Course)

Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you to develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Date: 30 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you to develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Quiet Time in the Children's Library

Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Date: 31 May 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Books with Buggies

A reading group for parents and carers to attend with young children to discuss adult books. This month we are reading 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte.
Date: 05 June 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: A reading group for parents and carers to attend with young children to discuss adult books. This month we are reading 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

British Trade in Black Labour - Live Screening

Join us for a live screening of The British Library's lecture on 'British Trade in Black Labour: The Windrush Passage.' After World War Two Caribbean people re-crossed the Atlantic Ocean, this time not as chattel slaces but in response to the push of colonial oppression and exploitation, and the demand for their labour in the UK. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles examines the circumstances which lead to this 'second Middle passage' in this keynote lecture. This is a free drop-in event, alternatively you can find further information and book via eventbrite.
Date: 15 June 2018
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: Join us for a live screening of The British Library's lecture on 'British Trade in Black Labour: The Windrush Passage.' After World War Two Caribbean people re-crossed the Atlantic Ocean, this time not as chattel slaces but in response to the push of colonial oppression and exploitation, and the demand for their labour in the UK. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles examines the circumstances which lead to this 'second Middle passage' in this keynote lecture. This is a free drop-in event, alternatively you can find further information and book via eventbrite.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Learn how to use Mintel Market Research

Mintel provides a range of market reports for UK, across a number of industries. It is available from Exeter Library public computers and on your own device via the free Exeter Library Wi-Fi. This workshop will cover an introduction to Mintel which is a world leading market intelligence product, accounting for 90 % of all consumer research and the four Mintel elements: Market Research, Market Analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Product Intelligence. Tickets are free but for further information and to book a place, please visit <a href=Eventbrite." />
Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: Mintel provides a range of market reports for UK, across a number of industries. It is available from Exeter Library public computers and on your own device via the free Exeter Library Wi-Fi. This workshop will cover an introduction to Mintel which is a world leading market intelligence product, accounting for 90 % of all consumer research and the four Mintel elements: Market Research, Market Analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Product Intelligence. Tickets are free but for further information and to book a place, please visit Eventbrite.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

An Evening of Crime with Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites

Join us for an evening of crime fiction with authors Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites. Mark will be discussing his new Thorne thriller 'The Killing Habit', while Martyn will be chatting about his latest book 'The Old Religion'. The evening includes a cream tea and copies of both books will be for sale. Tickets can be bought from the Exeter Library help point for £7.50 or through <a href=Eventbrite for £8.29." />
Date: 28 June 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Description: Join us for an evening of crime fiction with authors Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites. Mark will be discussing his new Thorne thriller 'The Killing Habit', while Martyn will be chatting about his latest book 'The Old Religion'. The evening includes a cream tea and copies of both books will be for sale. Tickets can be bought from the Exeter Library help point for £7.50 or through Eventbrite for £8.29.
Audience: All
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

Sunday Times Bestselling Author Jane Corry at Exeter Library

Jane Corry, author of Blood Sisters & My Husband’s Wife, will be at Exeter Library to chat about her latest book ‘The Dead Ex’. Tickets £5 and include a Cream Tea. Crediton Community Bookshop will be selling books at the event. Available from the library for £5 or via <a href=Eventbrite for £5.69." />
Date: 11 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Jane Corry, author of Blood Sisters & My Husband’s Wife, will be at Exeter Library to chat about her latest book ‘The Dead Ex’. Tickets £5 and include a Cream Tea. Crediton Community Bookshop will be selling books at the event. Available from the library for £5 or via Eventbrite for £5.69.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

Sense Abilities Pop-Up Sensory Room

Sense Abilities will be bringing along their Pop-Up Sensory Room for a session in the Children's Library on Thursday 12th July. The event is a free drop-in so no need to book. PLEASE NOTE: This event will coincide with the weekly 'Quiet Time in the Children's Library' so it will be a quiet session.
Date: 12 July 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Sense Abilities will be bringing along their Pop-Up Sensory Room for a session in the Children's Library on Thursday 12th July. The event is a free drop-in so no need to book. PLEASE NOTE: This event will coincide with the weekly 'Quiet Time in the Children's Library' so it will be a quiet session.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

An Afternoon of Crime with TP Fielden

TP Fielden will be at Exeter Library to chat about his latest book in the Miss Dimont series, 'Resort to Murder'. Crediton Community Book Shop will be at the event selling copies of the book. Tickets £5 from the library in person or via <a href=Eventbrite for £5.69." />
Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: TP Fielden will be at Exeter Library to chat about his latest book in the Miss Dimont series, 'Resort to Murder'. Crediton Community Book Shop will be at the event selling copies of the book. Tickets £5 from the library in person or via Eventbrite for £5.69.
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 19:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00- 19:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Sun 12:00 - 16:00

 

Contact us:

Emily Macaulay

Email: Exeter Library
Tel: 01392 384218

Find us:

Exeter Library
Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PQ

  

 

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