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***CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) UPDATE***

In line with the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 23rd March and to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and healthy, our physical sites in Devon will remain closed until further notice. We have also suspended our Devon Mobile Library Service and Home Library Service. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus update page >

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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

ONLINE ESOL Conversation Group

Come along and have a chat in our informal ESOL conversation group every Friday. Just drop in and have a chat with others looking to improve their English conversation. Join the conversation through Zoom.us on this link: <a href= click here or through the meeting ID: 445 423 398." />
Date: 10 April 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:45
Description: Come along and have a chat in our informal ESOL conversation group every Friday. Just drop in and have a chat with others looking to improve their English conversation. Join the conversation through Zoom.us on this link: click here or through the meeting ID: 445 423 398.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Spanish Language Cafe

Join us for our weekly online Spanish language café via Z00m. Use ID- 815-453-839 or click the link: <a href=here" />
Date: 10 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Join us for our weekly online Spanish language café via Z00m. Use ID- 815-453-839 or click the link: here
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 11 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Bounce and Rhyme

Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Bounce and Rhyme" />
Date: 12 April 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Bounce and Rhyme
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 12 April 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE ESOL Conversation Group

Come along and have a chat in our informal ESOL conversation group every Friday. Just drop in and have a chat with others looking to improve their English conversation. Join the conversation through Zoom.us on this link: <a href= click here or through the meeting ID: 445 423 398." />
Date: 17 April 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:45
Description: Come along and have a chat in our informal ESOL conversation group every Friday. Just drop in and have a chat with others looking to improve their English conversation. Join the conversation through Zoom.us on this link: click here or through the meeting ID: 445 423 398.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Spanish Language Café

Join us for our weekly online Spanish language café via Z00m. Use ID- 815-453-839 or click the link: <a href=here" />
Date: 17 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Join us for our weekly online Spanish language café via Z00m. Use ID- 815-453-839 or click the link: here
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 18 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Bounce and Rhyme

Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Bounce and Rhyme" />
Date: 19 April 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Bounce and Rhyme
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 19 April 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

CV Writing and Interview Skills

There is little point in having a killer CV that gets you to the interview if you don’t know how to handle the questions. This interactive workshop will help you understand how to write a good CV, and prepare you for any level of interview. The workshop is highly interactive and based on some discussion in groups and role play (interview practice). Please bring along your current CV if you have one, but be prepared for positive criticism and also to help others where you can. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option. Tickets otherwise are £5 (or £2.50 for students) and can be booked through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 20 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: There is little point in having a killer CV that gets you to the interview if you don’t know how to handle the questions. This interactive workshop will help you understand how to write a good CV, and prepare you for any level of interview. The workshop is highly interactive and based on some discussion in groups and role play (interview practice). Please bring along your current CV if you have one, but be prepared for positive criticism and also to help others where you can. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option. Tickets otherwise are £5 (or £2.50 for students) and can be booked through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

CV Writing and Interview Skills - Virtual Workshop

This interactive workshop will help you to understand how to write a good CV, and prepare you for any level of interview. The workshop has been designed to support those who are looking for a new job or those who find themselves in the position of having to find another role. It will be as interactive as the virtual platform will allow, including discussion, Q & A and some interview practice. Please send in your current CV, if you have one, to this email address: bipc@librariesunlimited.co.uk at least two days ahead of the workshop. Be prepared for positive criticism and also to help others where you can. IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE In order to attend this virtual workshop you will need to have suitable internet connection and access to Zoom, a free video conferencing app available at https://zoom.us . Once you have booked your ticket, we will email you to send you the Zoom login number & password, pre-reading materials and a feedback form for completing and returning after the session. Book your ticket through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 20 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description: This interactive workshop will help you to understand how to write a good CV, and prepare you for any level of interview. The workshop has been designed to support those who are looking for a new job or those who find themselves in the position of having to find another role. It will be as interactive as the virtual platform will allow, including discussion, Q & A and some interview practice. Please send in your current CV, if you have one, to this email address: bipc@librariesunlimited.co.uk at least two days ahead of the workshop. Be prepared for positive criticism and also to help others where you can. IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE In order to attend this virtual workshop you will need to have suitable internet connection and access to Zoom, a free video conferencing app available at https://zoom.us . Once you have booked your ticket, we will email you to send you the Zoom login number & password, pre-reading materials and a feedback form for completing and returning after the session. Book your ticket through Eventbrite
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE ESOL Conversation Group

Come along and have a chat in our informal ESOL conversation group every Friday. Just drop in and have a chat with others looking to improve their English conversation. Join the conversation through Zoom.us on this link: <a href= click here or through the meeting ID: 445 423 398." />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 16:00 - 16:45
Description: Come along and have a chat in our informal ESOL conversation group every Friday. Just drop in and have a chat with others looking to improve their English conversation. Join the conversation through Zoom.us on this link: click here or through the meeting ID: 445 423 398.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Spanish Language Café

Join us for our weekly online Spanish language café via Z00m. Use ID- 815-453-839 or click the link: <a href=here" />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Join us for our weekly online Spanish language café via Z00m. Use ID- 815-453-839 or click the link: here
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

White Glove Experience

Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ a booking fee from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ a booking fee from Eventbrite
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

White Glove Experience

Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ booking fee from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ booking fee from Eventbrite
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 25 April 2020
Time: 14:00 - 14:30
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Bounce and Rhyme

Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Bounce and Rhyme" />
Date: 26 April 2020
Time: 13:30 - 14:00
Description: Join us for an online only bounce and rhyme session, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Bounce and Rhyme
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ONLINE Storytime

Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: <a href=Storytime" />
Date: 26 April 2020
Time: 14:30 - 14:00
Description: Cuddle up with your little ones for an online only storytime, live from the Exeter Library Facebook account. Login to Facebook and go to the library’s Facebook page or click this link: Storytime
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Business Start-up - 10 Top Tips

This workshop will give you 10 essential things you need to know about running a successful business. You can use it as a checklist to make sure your thinking and your business plan are on the right track. Or consider; do I need to get more information, strategic education or clarity for the overall vision, the market, or my product/service. Led by Michael (Mick) Green, HR Professional and Ex Royal Marine, Director of Endorse HR, and Cartridges Business Hub, Chair of Exeter Federation of Small Businesses. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option when booking a place. Tickets otherwise are £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 30 April 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: This workshop will give you 10 essential things you need to know about running a successful business. You can use it as a checklist to make sure your thinking and your business plan are on the right track. Or consider; do I need to get more information, strategic education or clarity for the overall vision, the market, or my product/service. Led by Michael (Mick) Green, HR Professional and Ex Royal Marine, Director of Endorse HR, and Cartridges Business Hub, Chair of Exeter Federation of Small Businesses. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option when booking a place. Tickets otherwise are £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business advice

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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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