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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

Virtual Wanderings Group Barnstaple Library Facebook
Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
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Time: 8:00 - 22:00
Description: Virtual Wanderings group is for us all to stay connected, stay safe and stay active. Please share images of the beautiful world we live in as it comes alive during Spring whilst we are limited in our daily activity. All activity and pictures posted in this group are subject to government guidelines regarding social distancing and outdoor activity allowances. Please refer to the latest advice via: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Find the group on our Facebook page by copying and pasting the link: https://bit.ly/34TV0nE
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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Wednesday Wanderers at Barnstaple Library
Join our friendly welcoming group aimed at over 55s every Wednesday. Enjoy a stroll around the green spaces in Barnstaple and maybe make some new friends too. Booking essential as places are limited. Please book and find out more via phone 01271 318780 or email barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or in person at the library. Please wear suitable clothing appropriate to the weather and suitable shoes for walking.
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Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Join our friendly welcoming group aimed at over 55s every Wednesday. Enjoy a stroll around the green spaces in Barnstaple and maybe make some new friends too. Booking essential as places are limited. Please book and find out more via phone 01271 318780 or email barnstaple.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk or in person at the library. Please wear suitable clothing appropriate to the weather and suitable shoes for walking.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Work Club at Barnstaple Library
Need a hand polishing up your CV? Online forms baffling you? Want some tips for job searching? Then Work Club can help you! 1-2-1 support with CVs, job searching & job applications and much more. Every Tuesday and Friday. Contact Iain on 07377557916 or email iain.harris@librariesunlimited.org.uk for more information and to book.
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Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Need a hand polishing up your CV? Online forms baffling you? Want some tips for job searching? Then Work Club can help you! 1-2-1 support with CVs, job searching & job applications and much more. Every Tuesday and Friday. Contact Iain on 07377557916 or email iain.harris@librariesunlimited.org.uk for more information and to book.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Writing for Children - Creative Writing Group at Barnstaple Library
Come along to this monthly Writing for Children group where the group supports each other's writing for children and shares information and experiences of writing. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.
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Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come along to this monthly Writing for Children group where the group supports each other's writing for children and shares information and experiences of writing. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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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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Email us:

info@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Call us:

0345 155 1001

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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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