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Our libraries will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June for the Spring Bank Holiday and Jubilee. (Topsham Library will also be closed on Saturday 4th June).

Services may differ per library. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.

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Barnstaple Library is a busy and vibrant space, open six days a week. The Library boasts a large selection of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs and there is a reserve stack of approximately 28,000 items which are available on request.

On the First Floor of the library there are 16 computers which are free to use for up to 2 hours a day with printing and copying facilities. Barnstaple Library also houses a large collection of Local and Family History records for the area working with South West Heritage Trust and the North Devon Athenaeum staff.

There is a bright and busy children's area with regular events and activities such as weekly Bounce and Rhyme sessions, toddler time, craft and children's book group. For adults, the library offers regular groups including, knitting, colouring, scrabble, singing and walking groups and there are regular author events throughout the year.

On a Friday morning during term time, students from Pathfield School run a pop up café in the library, serving a selection of drinks and some delicious cakes.

Barnstaple Library has a range of high-quality meeting rooms and spaces available for hire. If you're looking for a venue or meeting room at reasonable prices, click here to find out more.

Services

Barnstaple Library Events

Climate Change Lego Family Workshop
Lego workshop with Brick Ideas https://www.brickideas.co.uk. In this exciting session you will think about 10 solutions to climate change, learn about harnessing wind power then design and test a wind turbine. Suitable for children 6+. This is a family workshop and adults are encouraged to stay and build with their children. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £6 per child. Payment to be made at time of booking. Payment can be made by card over the phone 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Date: 22 February 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Lego workshop with Brick Ideas https://www.brickideas.co.uk. In this exciting session you will think about 10 solutions to climate change, learn about harnessing wind power then design and test a wind turbine. Suitable for children 6+. This is a family workshop and adults are encouraged to stay and build with their children. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £6 per child. Payment to be made at time of booking. Payment can be made by card over the phone 01271 318780 or in person at the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £6.00
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Opening hours:

Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00


For Barnstaple Local Studies opening hours click here

Contact us:

Jude Jeal

Email: Barnstaple Library
Tel: 01271 318780

Find us:

Barnstaple Library
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 1EL

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Stay in touch

Email us:

info@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Call us:

0345 155 1001

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Supported by

Devon County Council Arts Council England Torbay Council Exeter Live Better

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Libraries Unlimited

Libraries in Devon are run by Libraries Unlimited

Bringing ideas, imagination, creativity and knowledge to enrich people’s lives and build thriving communities.

Libraries Unlimited South West, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registered company number: 9822597. Registered charity number:1170092. Registered office: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon , EX4 3PQ.

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