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Roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services. 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

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Colouring & Coffee at Barnstaple Library
Our Colouring & Coffee group is back! Our friendly informal group meets once a week on the ground floor of the library for some mindful colouring, a cuppa and chat! This groups is aimed at adults. Materials provided but you can bring your own if you prefer. Donations welcomed to help cover costs. No need to book, just drop by. Every Monday.
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Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Our Colouring & Coffee group is back! Our friendly informal group meets once a week on the ground floor of the library for some mindful colouring, a cuppa and chat! This groups is aimed at adults. Materials provided but you can bring your own if you prefer. Donations welcomed to help cover costs. No need to book, just drop by. Every Monday.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Knit and Mix at Barnstaple Library
Come and join in our informal, drop in Knit and Mix group at Barnstaple Library. For knitting and crochet crafters who enjoy a chat with a hot drink. Every Thursday. Donations welcomed to help cover costs. Bring your own materials.
Date:
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come and join in our informal, drop in Knit and Mix group at Barnstaple Library. For knitting and crochet crafters who enjoy a chat with a hot drink. Every Thursday. Donations welcomed to help cover costs. Bring your own materials.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
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Library Lego Builders at Barnstaple Library
Lego Club is back at Barnstaple Library! Join us in the children's library for some Lego fun for families on a Saturday afternoon! Your imagination is the limit! Not suitable for young children due to small parts. Under 8s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Date:
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Lego Club is back at Barnstaple Library! Join us in the children's library for some Lego fun for families on a Saturday afternoon! Your imagination is the limit! Not suitable for young children due to small parts. Under 8s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Audience: Child
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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