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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.

There are five Blue Badge spaces outside the main entrance and four / five at the bottom of the slope (on Musgrave Row).  These are all general public Blue Badge parking spaces however and not dedicated to the library.

Services

Exeter Library events Exeter Library events

In Conversation - Author Talks

Author Talks is joined by Mel Sherratt; author of thirteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people. Senior Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library will be leading the discussion about Mel's latest book 'Good Girl'. Watch the event from Facebook. Be reminded of the event by selecting 'going' from the events page.
Date: 09 February 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Author Talks is joined by Mel Sherratt; author of thirteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her hometown of Stoke-on-Trent’s top 100 influential people. Senior Supervisor Karen from Exeter Library will be leading the discussion about Mel's latest book 'Good Girl'. Watch the event from Facebook. Be reminded of the event by selecting 'going' from the events page.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

In Conversation - Author Talks

Exeter Libraries Karen will be joined by James Oswald, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series and the new DC Constance Fairchild series. James’s first two books, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls, were both short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger Award. Bury them Deep is the tenth book in the Inspector Mclean Series. James farms Highland cows and Romney sheep by day and writes disturbing fiction by night. For more details visit our Facebook page and view the 'events' page.
Date: 16 February 2021
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: Exeter Libraries Karen will be joined by James Oswald, author of the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series and the new DC Constance Fairchild series. James’s first two books, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls, were both short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger Award. Bury them Deep is the tenth book in the Inspector Mclean Series. James farms Highland cows and Romney sheep by day and writes disturbing fiction by night. For more details visit our Facebook page and view the 'events' page.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime

Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Date: 06 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Date: 09 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime

Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Date: 13 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Date: 16 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime

Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Date: 20 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Date: 23 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime

Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Date: 27 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Storytime for young readers is live every Saturday morning through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy a fun tale or two read by a friendly librarian.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library <a href='https://www.facebook.com/ExeterLibrary'>Facebook Live.</a> Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Date: 30 March 2021
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description: Bounce and Rhyme is live every Tuesday at 11am through the Exeter Library Facebook Live. Treat your little ones to a bounce and sing song.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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Temporary opening hours

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

 

 

Opening hours:

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:

Callum Elliot-Archer

Email: Exeter Library
Tel: 01392 407027

Find us:

Exeter Library
Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PQ

  

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