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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
  • Home library service
Exeter Library events Exeter Library events

Bounce and 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: 16 October 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 and 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: 16 October 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 hand 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 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: 17 October 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand 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 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 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: 17 October 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 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: 18 October 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:

Reading Group – **Currently Full - with waiting list**

An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Date: 18 October 2018
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Shared Reading Group

Starting from 4th October, we will be starting a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library. Relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Date: 18 October 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Starting from 4th October, we will be starting a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library. Relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Early Years Storytime - Session 1

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: 19 October 2018
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
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:

Early Years Storytime - Session 2

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: 19 October 2018
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
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:

Sciencedipity

Recreate George’s magic medicine for his ‘grizzly old grunion of a Grandma’ and other marvellous chemistry experiments with Sciencedipity at Exeter Library. This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £5.25 from <a href=Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee." />
Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Recreate George’s magic medicine for his ‘grizzly old grunion of a Grandma’ and other marvellous chemistry experiments with Sciencedipity at Exeter Library. This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £5.25 from Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Sciencedipity

Recreate George’s magic medicine for his ‘grizzly old grunion of a Grandma’ and other marvellous chemistry experiments with Sciencedipity at Exeter Library. This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £5.25 from <a href=Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee." />
Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Description: Recreate George’s magic medicine for his ‘grizzly old grunion of a Grandma’ and other marvellous chemistry experiments with Sciencedipity at Exeter Library. This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £5.25 from Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Sciencedipity

Recreate George’s magic medicine for his ‘grizzly old grunion of a Grandma’ and other marvellous chemistry experiments with Sciencedipity at Exeter Library. This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £5.25 from <a href=Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee." />
Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: Recreate George’s magic medicine for his ‘grizzly old grunion of a Grandma’ and other marvellous chemistry experiments with Sciencedipity at Exeter Library. This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £5.25 from Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Bounce and 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: 23 October 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 and 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: 23 October 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 hand 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 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: 24 October 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand 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 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 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: 24 October 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 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: 25 October 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:

Shared Reading Group

Starting from 4th October, we will be starting a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library. Relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Date: 25 October 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Starting from 4th October, we will be starting a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library. Relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Author Event with Emer Stamp

Come and meet author Emer Stamp and learn more about Pig and his friends at Exeter Library. Emer grew up in Devon and is the author and illustrator of The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig, and The Super Amazing Adventures of me, Pig. She sometimes wishes she had chosen slightly shorter titles! This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £3.25 from <a href=Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee." />
Date: 26 October 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and meet author Emer Stamp and learn more about Pig and his friends at Exeter Library. Emer grew up in Devon and is the author and illustrator of The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig, and The Super Amazing Adventures of me, Pig. She sometimes wishes she had chosen slightly shorter titles! This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £3.25 from Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Early Years Storytime - Session 1

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: 26 October 2018
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
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:

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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 407027

Find us:

Exeter Library
Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PQ

  

 

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