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Roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services. Find out more about our services from Monday 12th April. 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

angle-left Laser Cut Wooden Candle Holder - Barnstaple FabLab
Design your own beautifully cut wooden candle holder Create you own design for a Laser Cut Wooden Candle Holder. After purchasing a ticket you will be directed to a tutorial video in order to make your design. For the design you will need the software Inkscape which is free to download, but you will need internet (for the download) and a computer. Once you have finished please email us the design to fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk with the subject text
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Time: 10:00 - 22:00
Description: Design your own beautifully cut wooden candle holder Create you own design for a Laser Cut Wooden Candle Holder. After purchasing a ticket you will be directed to a tutorial video in order to make your design. For the design you will need the software Inkscape which is free to download, but you will need internet (for the download) and a computer. Once you have finished please email us the design to fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk with the subject text "Laser Cut Wooden Candle Holder Barnstaple Fablab - Your Name/Eventbrite username", including the postal address. Once we have received the finished file we will get making. Your holder will be posted out 1st class (UK only), and the item will come flat packed with simple instructions to put together. We hope you enjoy the workshop! Available until 1 May 2021 01.30 Cost £11.37 Book here: https://bit.ly/36YGa1p
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Temporary opening hours

Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

 

 

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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