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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

Sense Abilities Pop-Up Sensory Room

Sense Abilities will be bringing along their Pop-Up Sensory Room for a session in the Children's Library on Thursday 12th July. The event is a free drop-in so no need to book. PLEASE NOTE: This event will coincide with the weekly 'Quiet Time in the Children's Library' so it will be a quiet session.
Date: 12 July 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Sense Abilities will be bringing along their Pop-Up Sensory Room for a session in the Children's Library on Thursday 12th July. The event is a free drop-in so no need to book. PLEASE NOTE: This event will coincide with the weekly 'Quiet Time in the Children's Library' so it will be a quiet session.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Craft in the Cafe including Woolly Wonders

On the first and third Tuesday of every month, come along with your current craft project and share with other crafters in the cafe. This is a drop-in event with no booking required.
Date: 17 July 2018
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: On the first and third Tuesday of every month, come along with your current craft project and share with other crafters in the cafe. This is a drop-in event with no booking required.
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: 18 July 2018
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: 18 July 2018
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:

Little Rhyme Time - (Babies Session)

Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 18 July 2018
Time: 10:15 - 10:45
Description: Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Little Rhyme Time - (Toddler's Session)

Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 18 July 2018
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
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: 19 July 2018
Time: 16:15 - 17:15
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:

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: 19 July 2018
Time: 17:30 - 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: 19 July 2018
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. Just come along or email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 19 July 2018
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. Just come along or email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Early Years Storytime - Session 1

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: 20 July 2018
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 - Session 2

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: 20 July 2018
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:

DAISI Animated Print Workshop with Tanya Morel

At this free workshop you will create a series of mono-prints using foam and card, based on stories of the lost heritage of Exeter and the Cathedral yard. You will then animate your prints, using HUE Animation Studio, to create a short film. The link to the animated films will be sent to you after the workshop, so you can share it with all your friends and family. The event is in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library and places need to be booked in the library at the help point.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: At this free workshop you will create a series of mono-prints using foam and card, based on stories of the lost heritage of Exeter and the Cathedral yard. You will then animate your prints, using HUE Animation Studio, to create a short film. The link to the animated films will be sent to you after the workshop, so you can share it with all your friends and family. The event is in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library and places need to be booked in the library at the help point.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

DAISI Animated Print Workshop with Tanya Morel

At this free workshop you will create a series of mono-prints using foam and card, based on stories of the lost heritage of Exeter and the Cathedral yard. You will then animate your prints, using HUE Animation Studio, to create a short film. The link to the animated films will be sent to you after the workshop, so you can share it with all your friends and family. The event is in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library and places need to be booked in the library at the help point.
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: At this free workshop you will create a series of mono-prints using foam and card, based on stories of the lost heritage of Exeter and the Cathedral yard. You will then animate your prints, using HUE Animation Studio, to create a short film. The link to the animated films will be sent to you after the workshop, so you can share it with all your friends and family. The event is in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library and places need to be booked in the library at the help point.
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: 24 July 2018
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: Child
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: 24 July 2018
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: 25 July 2018
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: 25 July 2018
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:

Little Rhyme Time - (Babies Session)

Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 25 July 2018
Time: 10:15 - 10:45
Description: Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Little Rhyme Time - (Toddler's Session)

Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: 25 July 2018
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Description: Every Wednesday during term-time, enjoy songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more with the Flying Start Children's Centre! Interactive and fun session for babies and children. This is a drop-in event with no booking required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience: Under 5
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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