National Lockdown

Roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services. Find out more about our services and changes from 17th May. Services may differ per library. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.

New arrivals


Bideford Library is housed in a beautiful Grade II listed building established in 1905 as a gift from the famous library benefactor Andrew Carnegie. The Library is open five days a week and offers the full range of library services for adults and children.

The main library is busy with over 200 visitors each day and if you need a quieter place to study, the non-fiction room has tables and public access computers. Children have their very own library and as well as a fantastic range of books, and their own computer, the friendly library staff host regular story times, a Lego Club, and lots more activities.


  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Home library service

Service Announcement

Bideford Library has scaffolding in place whilst ceiling repairs take place.

Customers are encouraged to use our Choose & Collect service and from Tuesday 20th April we are offering book browsing appointments (1 household at a time) and limited computer use by appointment. Please email or telephone Bideford Library to arrange.

All library customers can also access their accounts to reserve and renew items or browse the catalogue online

Mon 09:30 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Tue 09:30 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Wed Closed
Thu 09:30 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Fri 09:30 - 12:00
  14:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:30 - 12:00


My Account


Opening hours:

Mon 09:30 - 18:00
Tue 09:30 - 18:00
Wed Closed
Thu 09:30- 18:00
Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:30 - 13:30


Contact us:

Sophie Crofts

Email: Bideford Library
Tel: 01237 476075

Find us:

Bideford Library
New Road
EX39 2HR