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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

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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: 23 January 2020
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 – 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: 24 January 2020
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, donations welcome
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: 24 January 2020
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, donations welcome
Theme:

Nordic Walking

Let’s get physically active, walking in groups, making friends, chatting, moving more, in our local green and open spaces. Join Sue at Exeter Library to find out more about Nordic Walking in Exeter.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Let’s get physically active, walking in groups, making friends, chatting, moving more, in our local green and open spaces. Join Sue at Exeter Library to find out more about Nordic Walking in Exeter.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Crafts for Adults

Free drop-in for adults. Beat the January blues and explore your creative side with some simple but rewarding craft activities.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Free drop-in for adults. Beat the January blues and explore your creative side with some simple but rewarding craft activities.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Folk Tales of Rock and Stone

Join Jenny Moon for a morning of Folk Tale storytelling in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library. Tickets £2 from the library.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Join Jenny Moon for a morning of Folk Tale storytelling in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library. Tickets £2 from the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 26 January 2020
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Description: Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

ESOL-Friendly Book Group

An ESOL-friendly Book Group for readers of English as a second language. If you would like to join our group, just ask a member of staff at Exeter Library for a copy of the book to read and come along. We will be discussing 'Pictures or it didn't happen' by Sophie Hannah. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk. Taking place on the last Monday of each month unless it is on a Bank Holiday:- Please see a member of staff for the alternative date.
Date: 27 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: An ESOL-friendly Book Group for readers of English as a second language. If you would like to join our group, just ask a member of staff at Exeter Library for a copy of the book to read and come along. We will be discussing 'Pictures or it didn't happen' by Sophie Hannah. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk. Taking place on the last Monday of each month unless it is on a Bank Holiday:- Please see a member of staff for the alternative date.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Library Lego Builders

On the last Monday of the month, come along and build a Lego creation at Exeter Library. Age 5 upwards. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The session will move if it falls on a Bank Holiday.
Date: 27 January 2020
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: On the last Monday of the month, come along and build a Lego creation at Exeter Library. Age 5 upwards. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The session will move if it falls on a Bank Holiday.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Age UK Information Stand

There will be an Age UK information stand on the main library floor. Come and have a chat for free information and advice, and to find out more about the work they do.
Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Description: There will be an Age UK information stand on the main library floor. Come and have a chat for free information and advice, and to find out more about the work they do.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

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: 28 January 2020
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, donations welcome
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: 28 January 2020
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, donations welcome
Theme:

How to use COBRA

COBRA is a one-stop-shop of everything you need to know about starting and running a business in any sector. Best of all, its FREE to use with your Devon Libraries card. So come along and learn how to make the most of this essential resource for those looking to start a business. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: COBRA is a one-stop-shop of everything you need to know about starting and running a business in any sector. Best of all, its FREE to use with your Devon Libraries card. So come along and learn how to make the most of this essential resource for those looking to start a business. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business Advice

Wellbeing Exeter Information Stand

Wellbeing Exeter will be running an information stand in Exeter Library. Wellbeing Exeter is a partnership of public, voluntary and community sector organisations who have come together to explore better ways of supporting the 40% of patients who visit their GP with socially based rather than medical problems. Their particular approach offers social prescribing, in combination with asset-based community development to provide firm foundations to enable individuals and communities to improve and promote their own health and wellbeing. Come and have a chat to find out more.
Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Wellbeing Exeter will be running an information stand in Exeter Library. Wellbeing Exeter is a partnership of public, voluntary and community sector organisations who have come together to explore better ways of supporting the 40% of patients who visit their GP with socially based rather than medical problems. Their particular approach offers social prescribing, in combination with asset-based community development to provide firm foundations to enable individuals and communities to improve and promote their own health and wellbeing. Come and have a chat to find out more.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

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: 29 January 2020
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, donations welcome
Theme:

Group Computer Training: Learn emails and documents

Work through online modules about using Emails (such as using Gmail, formatting and attachments) and Documents (such as Google Docs, Copy/Paste and creating a CV). The session is not tutor led and attendees will work through the modules at their own pace. Free event though booking is essential.
Date: 29 January 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Description: Work through online modules about using Emails (such as using Gmail, formatting and attachments) and Documents (such as Google Docs, Copy/Paste and creating a CV). The session is not tutor led and attendees will work through the modules at their own pace. Free event though booking is essential.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

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: 29 January 2020
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, donations welcome
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: 30 January 2020
Time: 16:15 - 17:00
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: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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: 30 January 2020
Time: 17:15 - 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, donations welcome
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: 30 January 2020
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:

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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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