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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.

Services

  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Variety of events for all audiences
  • FabLab maker space
  • Business and IP Centre
  • Real Food Exeter Cafe with garden terrace
  • Home library service
Exeter Library events Exeter Library events

Spinal Health information stand

As part of the Active Life Active Mind month there will be a spinal health information stand at the end of the fiction shelving at Exeter Library. Come along to find out more about your spinal health.
Date: 17 January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Description: As part of the Active Life Active Mind month there will be a spinal health information stand at the end of the fiction shelving at Exeter Library. Come along to find out more about your spinal health.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Blue Monday Awareness - Craft Event for Adults

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. We will be fighting back at the winter blues with an extra colourful craft. As part of the Active Life Active Mind month we will be making book covers using special paper folds. No experience necessary, help will be on hand. Come along to meet new people and create something beautiful.
Date: 21 January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. We will be fighting back at the winter blues with an extra colourful craft. As part of the Active Life Active Mind month we will be making book covers using special paper folds. No experience necessary, help will be on hand. Come along to meet new people and create something beautiful.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Creative Writing session with Linda Lewis

Linda writes short stories for a living. In this workshop she will show you how, you can practice simple ways to come up with plots for themed writing competitions. The focus will be on stories for adults but can also be applied to non-fiction or writing for children. Book your place at the library - FREE event.
Date: 21 January 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Linda writes short stories for a living. In this workshop she will show you how, you can practice simple ways to come up with plots for themed writing competitions. The focus will be on stories for adults but can also be applied to non-fiction or writing for children. Book your place at the library - FREE event.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

One Small Step - Information Stand

OneSmallStep is a free service to support you to improve your health and wellbeing. They can help you maintain a healthy weight, get more active, cut down on alcohol and quit smoking. They offer telephone coaching, online support and a free mobile app, Rally. For more information and to chat to a representative come along to a free information stand at the end of the fiction shelving at Exeter Library.
Date: 21 January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: OneSmallStep is a free service to support you to improve your health and wellbeing. They can help you maintain a healthy weight, get more active, cut down on alcohol and quit smoking. They offer telephone coaching, online support and a free mobile app, Rally. For more information and to chat to a representative come along to a free information stand at the end of the fiction shelving at Exeter Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 22 January 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
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: 22 January 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
Theme:

Emotional Sandwiches - Author & Workshop event

Looking for a different perspective on life? Join Sarah as she discusses her charming book & involves you in an inspiring workshop session to rethink emotional friends & foes. Free session but booking essential as places limited. Bookings can be made at Exeter Library.
Date: 22 January 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Looking for a different perspective on life? Join Sarah as she discusses her charming book & involves you in an inspiring workshop session to rethink emotional friends & foes. Free session but booking essential as places limited. Bookings can be made at Exeter Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

E-Wednesday - 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: 23 January 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
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: 23 January 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
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: 24 January 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:

Shared Reading Group

Every Thursday a new 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.
Date: 24 January 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Every Thursday a new 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.
Audience: All
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: 25 January 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
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: 25 January 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
Theme:

Scrabble Club

Do you enjoy word games? Would you like to improve your vocabulary? Come and join our new Scrabble Club! Free to join and for all ages! Starting Sunday 27th January 2019, our Scrabble club will take place every 4th Sunday of the month. It is suitable for the young and old to play together, we accept all ages (though we do recommend children are aged 7+). Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new people. Boards will be set out in the main library by the audiobooks, please feel free to take a seat and start playing. Please note: Children under the age of 8 must have parental supervision.
Date: 27 January 2019
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Description: Do you enjoy word games? Would you like to improve your vocabulary? Come and join our new Scrabble Club! Free to join and for all ages! Starting Sunday 27th January 2019, our Scrabble club will take place every 4th Sunday of the month. It is suitable for the young and old to play together, we accept all ages (though we do recommend children are aged 7+). Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new people. Boards will be set out in the main library by the audiobooks, please feel free to take a seat and start playing. Please note: Children under the age of 8 must have parental supervision.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

A book group for readers of English as a second language

In the first session we will be discussing Street Cat Bob by James Bowen. If you would like to come along to our group just collect a copy of the book and come along. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 28 January 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: In the first session we will be discussing Street Cat Bob by James Bowen. If you would like to come along to our group just collect a copy of the book and come along. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

E-books Drop-in Session

Come along to our e-books drop in session to learn about our new library apps, BorrowBox and Libby. BorrowBox and Libby allows you to download and borrow audiobooks and e-books to listen and read at work, at home and whilst travelling. Can be used on most smart devices, wherever you want, whenever you want. Please bring your smart device with you. (Please note BorrowBox includes audiobooks only)
Date: 28 January 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come along to our e-books drop in session to learn about our new library apps, BorrowBox and Libby. BorrowBox and Libby allows you to download and borrow audiobooks and e-books to listen and read at work, at home and whilst travelling. Can be used on most smart devices, wherever you want, whenever you want. Please bring your smart device with you. (Please note BorrowBox includes audiobooks only)
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Library Lego Builders

Come along and build a Lego creation at Exeter Library. This is a trial session for a club we hope to run weekly in the New Year. Suitable for ages 5+. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The session will take place in the Rougemont Room.
Date: 28 January 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: Come along and build a Lego creation at Exeter Library. This is a trial session for a club we hope to run weekly in the New Year. Suitable for ages 5+. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The session will take place in the Rougemont Room.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 29 January 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
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: 29 January 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
Theme:

E-Wednesday - 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: 30 January 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
Theme:

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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:

Emily Macaulay

Email: Exeter Library
Tel: 01392 407027

Find us:

Exeter Library
Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PQ

  

 

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