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Exeter Library is open seven days a week and receives an average of 1,500 visits a day. The library has over 1km of shelves containing over 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs which can be issued at any of the self-service points. In addition, the library has a reserve stack of approximately 150,000 items, available on request.

There is a large children's library overlooking Rougemont Gardens and a separate teen area, as well as 34 computers which are free to use for up to 2 hours per day and printing and copying facilities.

Exeter Library is also home to the Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre, where you can access information and attend business events and workshops to support your business or start up. The library also houses the first FabLab to be located within a public library in England. FabLab Devon is a community creative space that provides access to a range of digital equipment and machinery.

Exeter Library has a range of meeting rooms and function spaces available for hire for competitive rates. If you're looking for a city centre location for your meeting or event, find out more here.

Services

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Deaf and Hearing BSL Club

Every second Thursday of the month, join a friendly, informal evening for deaf and hearing users of BSL. Meet friends and find out about deaf news. This is a drop-in event with no booking required.
Date: 14 November 2019
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Every second Thursday of the month, join a friendly, informal evening for deaf and hearing users of BSL. Meet friends and find out about deaf news. This is a drop-in event with no booking required.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Quiet Time in the Children's Library

Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Date: 14 November 2019
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Early Years Storytime – 1st Session

Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Early Years Storytime – 2nd Session

Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

I Believe in Unicorns

Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 4pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix <a href=or via their website" />
Date: 15 November 2019
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Description: Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 4pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix or via their website
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.00
Theme:

I Believe in Unicorns

Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. This performance will be BSL interpreted. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 12.30pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix <a href=or via their website" />
Date: 16 November 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. This performance will be BSL interpreted. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 12.30pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix or via their website
Audience: All
Cost: £7.00
Theme: BSL interpreted

I Believe in Unicorns

Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. This performance will be introduced by Michael Morpurgo himself! Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 12.30pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix <a href=or via their website" />
Date: 16 November 2019
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Description: Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. This performance will be introduced by Michael Morpurgo himself! Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 12.30pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix or via their website
Audience: All
Cost: £7.00
Theme: Introduced by Michael Morpurgo

I Believe in Unicorns

Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 12pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix <a href=or via their website" />
Date: 17 November 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Theater Alibi's live performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'I Believe in Unicorns' at Exeter Library. Tomas hates school, hates books and hates stories. Stories are just for “Little Snotties”! He is happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That is until the Unicorn Lady comes to town and reels him in with her irresistible magic tales. But then disaster strikes and puts everything that matters most in Tomas’s life in terrible danger… PLEASE NOTE: there will be limited access to the children's library from 12pm onward. Tickets are £5 (child) or £7 (adult), and can be purchased from Exeter Phoenix or via their website
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.00
Theme:

Meet the author

Come meet local author Claire Boley in the Exeter Library cafe, any time between 2pm-4pm. Claire is promoting her new book,
Date: 17 November 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Come meet local author Claire Boley in the Exeter Library cafe, any time between 2pm-4pm. Claire is promoting her new book, "If Only I’d Listened": One things for sure, you can’t unmake babies. A fact that’s borne in on Peter Knight and Samantha Smithson, sixth formers at the South East Comprehensive in Deptford. Having to face their parents, their school friends, teachers and gossip is only the beginning!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Meet the author

Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 17 November 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Description: Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme - 1st Session

Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 19 November 2019
Time: 10:15 - 10:45
Description: Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme - 2nd Session

Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 19 November 2019
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: Every Tuesday come along to the Rougemont Room and share songs and rhymes at this super, fun event for babies and toddlers. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

E-Wednesday - Learn My Way (Beginner Computer Course)

Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Date: 20 November 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

IT Drop-In

Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
Date: 20 November 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Code Club – (Beginners session)

Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 16:15 - 17:00
Description: Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Code Club – (Improvers session)

Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 17:15 - 18:15
Description: Our Code Club takes place every other Thursday during term-time. Projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. Suitable for ages 7+. For further information and to book a place, contact simon.belshaw@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Quiet Time in the Children's Library

Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Every Thursday is a great chance for children with their parents or carers to relax with a book in the fantastic environment of the children's library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Reading Group – **Currently Full - with waiting list**

An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Shared Reading Group

This drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along. Next sessions 5th December, 19th December.
Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Description: This drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along. Next sessions 5th December, 19th December.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Early Years Storytime – 1st Session

Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 22 November 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:00
Description: Every Friday come along to our Storytime, for families with younger children. This is a drop-in event and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

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Mon 09:00 - 18:00
Tue 09:00 - 19:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 09:00- 19:00
Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Sun 12:00 - 16:00

 

Contact us:

Emily Macaulay

Email: Exeter Library
Tel: 01392 407027

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Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
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