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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

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: 19 September 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: 19 September 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:

Business Start-up Day - FREE event

Do you have a fantastic idea for a business? Find out how to turn your business dream into a reality with a day of workshops and inspirational talks designed to you get started on your path to start-up success. Join us as we celebrate Start-up Day 2018 with a line-up of top speakers including: ● Introduction to IP by Lewis Hands of Handsome IP ● Business Start-ups: 10 Top Tips by Michael Green of Endorse HR ● What next for my Invention—plan, prototype or protect? by Theo Davies of Bang Creations ● Introduction to the Business and IP Centre ● Keynote speaker - Stewart Noakes of Exeter Management Consulting Ltd. The day includes morning and afternoon refreshments, as well as lunch provided by The Real Food Café. You can find full details of the day and tickets here: <a href=bit.ly/StartupExeter2018" />
Date: 20 September 2018
Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Description: Do you have a fantastic idea for a business? Find out how to turn your business dream into a reality with a day of workshops and inspirational talks designed to you get started on your path to start-up success. Join us as we celebrate Start-up Day 2018 with a line-up of top speakers including: ● Introduction to IP by Lewis Hands of Handsome IP ● Business Start-ups: 10 Top Tips by Michael Green of Endorse HR ● What next for my Invention—plan, prototype or protect? by Theo Davies of Bang Creations ● Introduction to the Business and IP Centre ● Keynote speaker - Stewart Noakes of Exeter Management Consulting Ltd. The day includes morning and afternoon refreshments, as well as lunch provided by The Real Food Café. You can find full details of the day and tickets here: bit.ly/StartupExeter2018
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: 20 September 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. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Date: 20 September 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. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
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: 21 September 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: 21 September 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:

Business Start-up Day - FREE event

Find out how to turn your business dream into a reality with a day of workshops and inspirational talks designed to you get started on your path to start-up success. Join us as we celebrate Start-up Day 2018 with a line-up of top speakers including: Introduction to IP by Handsome IP; Lean Start-up by Business West; How to Spot and Engage with your Customers by Zenen; Introduction to the Business and IP Centre; Keynote speaker - Stuart Noakes of Exeter Management Consulting Ltd. The day includes morning and afternoon refreshments, as well as lunch provided by The Real Food Café. The event is FREE, although tickets need to be pre booked through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 22 September 2018
Time: 9:30 - 16:30
Description: Find out how to turn your business dream into a reality with a day of workshops and inspirational talks designed to you get started on your path to start-up success. Join us as we celebrate Start-up Day 2018 with a line-up of top speakers including: Introduction to IP by Handsome IP; Lean Start-up by Business West; How to Spot and Engage with your Customers by Zenen; Introduction to the Business and IP Centre; Keynote speaker - Stuart Noakes of Exeter Management Consulting Ltd. The day includes morning and afternoon refreshments, as well as lunch provided by The Real Food Café. The event is FREE, although tickets need to be pre booked through Eventbrite
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: 25 September 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: 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: 25 September 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: 26 September 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: 26 September 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:

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: 27 September 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:

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: 28 September 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: 28 September 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:

Best-selling Author Joanna Trollope at Exeter Library

Joanna will be here to discuss her latest book Eventbrite" />
Date: 01 October 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Joanna will be here to discuss her latest book "An Unsuitable Match", an a uplifting story of love, family and second chances. Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . . Ticket will include a Cream Tea from The Real Food Cafe and can be bought for £6 from the library or £6.88 from Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £6.00
Theme:

Gadget Day

Every first Monday of the month staff will be on hand for one to one support located in the Business and Information Hub area of the library. Bring along your tablet, smart phone or e-Reader and get help using your device. Find out about our e-book service and get help downloading a free e-book to your device. This is a drop in session and 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. *Please note if the first Monday falls on a Bank Holiday, the session will take place the following week.
Date: 01 October 2018
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Description: Every first Monday of the month staff will be on hand for one to one support located in the Business and Information Hub area of the library. Bring along your tablet, smart phone or e-Reader and get help using your device. Find out about our e-book service and get help downloading a free e-book to your device. This is a drop in session and 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. *Please note if the first Monday falls on a Bank Holiday, the session will take place the following week.
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: 02 October 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: Under 5
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: 02 October 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:

Building a High Growth Business Model with new Products/Services

Whether you need valuable know-how to propel your company to the next stage, you’re in need of capital to continue developing products, or you feel stuck in your own processes, you CAN find a solution. innovate2succeed can coach you and your business so you can continue your natural growing process – or accelerate it. We have designed a programme to stimulate growth through innovation, reduce risk and improve productivity – you will be ready, efficient and competitive! The event is in Meeting Room 1 at Exeter Library. Tickets cost £5 standard or £2.50 for students and can be booked through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 04 October 2018
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: Whether you need valuable know-how to propel your company to the next stage, you’re in need of capital to continue developing products, or you feel stuck in your own processes, you CAN find a solution. innovate2succeed can coach you and your business so you can continue your natural growing process – or accelerate it. We have designed a programme to stimulate growth through innovation, reduce risk and improve productivity – you will be ready, efficient and competitive! The event is in Meeting Room 1 at Exeter Library. Tickets cost £5 standard or £2.50 for students and can be booked through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
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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