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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.

Services

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Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 28 July 2019
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:

Children's Craft Event: Spaceships

Create an alien spaceship with resident alien flying inside! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Date: 29 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Create an alien spaceship with resident alien flying inside! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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: 29 July 2019
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:

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: 30 July 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, 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: 30 July 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, donations welcome
Theme:

FABLAB workshop - 3D printed glow-in-the-dark alien

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed alien or creature! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Make your own bedroom friend or place your item in the garden to glow after dark. The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place at <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 30 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed alien or creature! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Make your own bedroom friend or place your item in the garden to glow after dark. The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place at Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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: 31 July 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, donations welcome
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: 31 July 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Exeter Reading Group

Every first Thursday of the month offers the opportunity to get together and discuss the 'Book of the Month'. Refreshments available. The group does have a waiting list - Please ring 0345 155 1001 for details.
Date: 01 August 2019
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Description: Every first Thursday of the month offers the opportunity to get together and discuss the 'Book of the Month'. Refreshments available. The group does have a waiting list - Please ring 0345 155 1001 for details.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Princesshay Pop up Storytime and Bounce and Rhyme

Come along to a special Thursday storytime and bounce and rhyme in the Princesshay shopping centre.
Date: 01 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Come along to a special Thursday storytime and bounce and rhyme in the Princesshay shopping centre.
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: 01 August 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:

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: 02 August 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, 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: 02 August 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, donations welcome
Theme:

FABLAB workshop - Space-themed Wooden Bookmark

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser-cut space-themed bookmark in wood. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in wood. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the bookmarks aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 02 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser-cut space-themed bookmark in wood. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in wood. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the bookmarks aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Exeter Raspberry Jam

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that has infinite possibilities. On the first Saturday of every month, come along and get involved with this session run by 2.times do. This is a drop-in event, no booking required. For further information visit the contact form at <a href=2timesdo.co.uk" />
Date: 03 August 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:30
Description: The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that has infinite possibilities. On the first Saturday of every month, come along and get involved with this session run by 2.times do. This is a drop-in event, no booking required. For further information visit the contact form at 2timesdo.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children's Craft Event: Astronauts

Build your own astronaut helmet to join us on our summer space journey! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Date: 05 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Build your own astronaut helmet to join us on our summer space journey! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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: 05 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 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, donations welcome
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: 06 August 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, 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: 06 August 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Jenny Kane Writing Workshop

Let's Journey into Space. Join Jenny Kane for 90 minutes of creative fun. Do you want to go to the Moon, but you haven't got a rocket? Use your imagination to invent a way to get to travel into Space. Write a story or draw pictures showing what adventures you have when you get there! Ages 6-11. Free event, though booking at the library is essential. Children Under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Event in the Rougemont Room.
Date: 06 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: Let's Journey into Space. Join Jenny Kane for 90 minutes of creative fun. Do you want to go to the Moon, but you haven't got a rocket? Use your imagination to invent a way to get to travel into Space. Write a story or draw pictures showing what adventures you have when you get there! Ages 6-11. Free event, though booking at the library is essential. Children Under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Event in the Rougemont Room.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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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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