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The historical mill town of Buckfastleigh, which includes the neighbouring abbey village of Buckfast, is situated on the southern edge of eastern Dartmoor within the National Park. The library is housed in the Town Hall, where the provision of books and papers for the local working population dates back to a reading room provided by the Hamlyns, the local Mill owners. Today, the town still retains much of its character and charm despite periods of hardship.

The library is open on five days a week and hosts a number of events and activities, as well as offering free computer use and a wide variety of books for all ages. The active Friends of Buckfastleigh Library Group also supports the library with fundraising activities and hosting author events and summer activities.


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

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Opening hours:

Mon 10:00 - 13:00
Tue 10:00 - 13:00
Wed Closed
Thu 14:00 - 17:00
Fri 14:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00


Contact us:

Eve Ashton

Email: Buckfastleigh Library
Tel: 01364 642638

Find us:

Buckfastleigh Library
Town Hall
Bossell Road
TQ11 0DD


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0345 155 1001

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Supported by

Devon County Council Arts Council England Torbay Council Exeter Live Better

Registered with

Fund raising regulator

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.