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Bideford Library

National Lockdown

Following the government’s announcement of a national lockdown starting 5th November, we can confirm that our libraries will be open for our Choose & Collect service.

To use our Choose & Collect service please email or telephone your library to select your books and to pre-arrange a collection date. 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

Library open for Choose and Collect

Please email or phone to choose and collect from the library at a pre-arranged time.

Find out more


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