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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

IT Drop-in at Exeter Library
</br> <img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FO8wme8XIAwF2Ko?format=jpg&name=small' alt='computer help at Exeter library'></br></br> <b>Where:</b> Adult Crime Fiction section</br>
Date: 12 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description:
computer help at Exeter library

Where: Adult Crime Fiction section
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Digital Support
Stack Browsing at Exeter Library
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Date: 12 August 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

All bookings must be made in advance.

30 minute bookings available.
Weekdays from 3pm and all day at weekends.
Last bookings 2 hours before the library closes.

To book, please speak to a member of staff,
or email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
or call 01392 407027

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Storytime at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSZFB-1XoAEZybk?format=jpg&name=4096x4096' alt=''></br></br>
Date: 12 August 2022
Time: 11:00 - 11:30
Description:

Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Summer Reading Challenge at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FW5S_T6WIAIsOu9?format=jpg&name=large' alt=''></br></br> <b>The Summer Reading Challenge is here!</b></br></br> The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England.</br> The Challenge encourages <b>children aged 4 to 11</b> to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.</br></br> Can you read 6 books over summer? 📚 📚</br> This year’s theme is Gadgeteers, created in partnership with <a href='https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/'>Science Museum Group</a>.</br></br> Pick up your Gadgeteers collector poster at</br> <b>Exeter Library.</b></br></br> <a href='https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk'>summerreadingchallenge.org.uk</a></br></br>
Date: 12 August 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description:

The Summer Reading Challenge is here!

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England.
The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’.

Can you read 6 books over summer? 📚 📚
This year’s theme is Gadgeteers, created in partnership with Science Museum Group.

Pick up your Gadgeteers collector poster at
Exeter Library.

summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
French Language Café
The language cafés are coming back to Exeter Library and will meet informally in our foyer, having the chance to enjoy each other's company while conversing in a chosen language.</br></br> We are starting with a French language café and are looking for volunteers to contact us about adding other languages.</br> To get involved with hosting another language, email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk</br></br> <b>Groups will meet on the second Sunday of the month.</b></br></br> <img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FR09MniXMAEAwEK?format=jpg&name=large' alt='French Language Café at Exeter Library on June 12th at 14:00-15:30'></br></br>
Date: 14 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Description: The language cafés are coming back to Exeter Library and will meet informally in our foyer, having the chance to enjoy each other's company while conversing in a chosen language.

We are starting with a French language café and are looking for volunteers to contact us about adding other languages.
To get involved with hosting another language, email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Groups will meet on the second Sunday of the month.

French Language Café at Exeter Library on June 12th at 14:00-15:30

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Social
CD and DVD Withdrawal and Sale at Exeter Library - Now On!
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FUppIcXWYAIE-yy?format=jpg&name=4096x4096' alt='CDs and DVDs are being withdrawn by Libraries Unlimited. From Friday 1st July, our stock at Exeter Library will be available to purchase.'></br></br> CDs and DVDs are being withdrawn by Libraries Unlimited.</br> From Friday 1st July, our stock at Exeter Library will be available to purchase.</br></br> For more information and a press release from Libraries Unlimited, please click <a href='https://bit.ly/3OzzFpU'>here</a>.</br></br> Feedback can be made at feedback@librariesunlimited.org.uk</br></br>
Date: 15 August 2022
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Description: CDs and DVDs are being withdrawn by Libraries Unlimited. From Friday 1st July, our stock at Exeter Library will be available to purchase.

CDs and DVDs are being withdrawn by Libraries Unlimited.
From Friday 1st July, our stock at Exeter Library will be available to purchase.

For more information and a press release from Libraries Unlimited, please click here.

Feedback can be made at feedback@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:
Code Club Workshop (Beginner) at Exeter Library
Take part in a Code Club workshop where you can begin to develop your coding skills by making a simple traffic light circuit using Raspberry Pi, simple coding and some LEDs.</br></br> Free event - Please visit the library to sign up.</br> Alternatively contact exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk</br> Children must be accompanied by an adult</br></br>
Date: 15 August 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Take part in a Code Club workshop where you can begin to develop your coding skills by making a simple traffic light circuit using Raspberry Pi, simple coding and some LEDs.

Free event - Please visit the library to sign up.
Alternatively contact exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Code Club Workshop (Intermediate) at Exeter Library
Are you already interested in coding and want to develop your skills?</br> Come along to this Code Club workshop where we will be using Python programming to create a circuit using LEDs and light dependant resistors.</br> Please note we will be using small electronics and components</br></br> Free event - Please visit the library to sign up.</br> Alternatively contact exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk</br> Children must be accompanied by an adult</br></br>
Date: 15 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Are you already interested in coding and want to develop your skills?
Come along to this Code Club workshop where we will be using Python programming to create a circuit using LEDs and light dependant resistors.
Please note we will be using small electronics and components

Free event - Please visit the library to sign up.
Alternatively contact exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
IT Drop-in at Exeter Library
</br> <img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FO8wme8XIAwF2Ko?format=jpg&name=small' alt='computer help at Exeter library'></br></br> <b>Where:</b> Adult Crime Fiction section</br>
Date: 15 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description:
computer help at Exeter library

Where: Adult Crime Fiction section
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Digital Support
Bounce and Rhyme Sessions at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSZCQ3wXIAEVmrj?format=jpg&name=4096x4096' alt=''></br></br> Enjoy songs and rhymes in our 30 minute sessions for babies and toddlers in the Children's Library.</br></br>
Date: 16 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description:

Enjoy songs and rhymes in our 30 minute sessions for babies and toddlers in the Children's Library.

Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Business Information Drop-in at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FM249r3XIAAiETG?format=jpg&name=small' alt='Are you thinking of starting a business and don't know where to start? Do you already run a small business and looking for more information and support? We can help! Every Wednesday 2pm-3pm at Exeter Library.'></br></br> Do you have a business idea but don't know where to start? </br> Drop-in sessions every Wednesday.</br></br>
Date: 17 August 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Are you thinking of starting a business and don

Do you have a business idea but don't know where to start?
Drop-in sessions every Wednesday.

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Business & IP
IT Drop-in at Exeter Library
</br> <img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FO8wme8XIAwF2Ko?format=jpg&name=small' alt='computer help at Exeter library'></br></br> <b>Where:</b> Adult Crime Fiction section</br>
Date: 17 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description:
computer help at Exeter library

Where: Adult Crime Fiction section
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Digital Support
Bounce and Rhyme Sessions at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSZCQ3wXIAEVmrj?format=jpg&name=4096x4096' alt=''></br></br> Enjoy songs and rhymes in our 30 minute sessions for babies and toddlers in the Children's Library.</br></br>
Date: 18 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Description:

Enjoy songs and rhymes in our 30 minute sessions for babies and toddlers in the Children's Library.

Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:
Sciencedipity Air Pressure Workshop at Exeter Library
Take part in air pressure demonstrations and make an air powered car to race and keep with Sciencedipity!</br></br> <b>3 sessions available:</br> 10:00 - 11:00pm</br> 12:00 - 13:00pm</br> 14:00 - 15:00</b></br></br> Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.</br> Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027</br></br>
Date: 19 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Take part in air pressure demonstrations and make an air powered car to race and keep with Sciencedipity!

3 sessions available:
10:00 - 11:00pm
12:00 - 13:00pm
14:00 - 15:00


Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.
Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027

Audience: Child
Cost: £7.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Brick Ideas Gadget Making Workshop at Exeter Library
Build your own Lego gadgets at this Brick Ideas workshop.</br> Build a gadget to climb a pole, a drawing gadget or even a Lego catapult!</br></br> <b>2 session available:</br> 10:00 - 12:00pm</br> 14:00 - 16:00pm</b></br></br> Tickets are £3 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.</br> Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.</br> Adults do not need to purchase an extra ticket.</br></br>
Date: 20 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Description: Build your own Lego gadgets at this Brick Ideas workshop.
Build a gadget to climb a pole, a drawing gadget or even a Lego catapult!

2 session available:
10:00 - 12:00pm
14:00 - 16:00pm


Tickets are £3 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.
Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adults do not need to purchase an extra ticket.

Audience: Child
Cost: £3.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Sciencedipity Van de Graff Generator Workshop at Exeter Library
Join in during this Sciencedipity workshop for a Van de Graff generator demonstration, static fun activities, simple circuits & light up play dough models.</br></br> <b>3 sessions available:</br> 10:00 - 11:00pm</br> 12:00 - 13:00pm</br> 14:00 - 15:00</b></br></br> Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.</br> Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027</br></br>
Date: 24 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Join in during this Sciencedipity workshop for a Van de Graff generator demonstration, static fun activities, simple circuits & light up play dough models.

3 sessions available:
10:00 - 11:00pm
12:00 - 13:00pm
14:00 - 15:00


Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.
Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027

Audience: Child
Cost: £7.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Sciencedipity Engineering Challenges Workshop at Exeter Library
Take part in engineering challenges & make a marble run or pom-pom launcher to keep at this Sciencedipity workshop.</br></br> <b>3 sessions available:</br> 10:00 - 11:00pm</br> 12:00 - 13:00pm</br> 14:00 - 15:00</b></br></br> Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.</br> Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027</br></br>
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Take part in engineering challenges & make a marble run or pom-pom launcher to keep at this Sciencedipity workshop.

3 sessions available:
10:00 - 11:00pm
12:00 - 13:00pm
14:00 - 15:00


Tickets are £7 and can be purchased at Exeter Library.
Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the phone on 01392 407027

Audience: Child
Cost: £7.00
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
The Big Kids Summer Takeover at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FY1QInUWQAAzEWG?format=jpg&name=4096x4096' alt=''></b></b> We are taking over the entire ground floor of the library for a massive kids summer party to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge!</b> Expect a bouncy castle, crafts, face painting, ice cream, carnival games and so much more!</b></b> Free all day, just drop-in.</b></b>
Date: 27 August 2022
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Description: We are taking over the entire ground floor of the library for a massive kids summer party to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge! Expect a bouncy castle, crafts, face painting, ice cream, carnival games and so much more! Free all day, just drop-in.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge
Exeter Pi Jam at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FHJGEBaXEAMoe0I?format=jpg&name=small' alt='Raspberry Pi Jam'></br></br> The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.</br> Raspberry Jams are independently organised community events for people to come together to learn about digital making with Raspberry Pi.</br></br> More information about the Raspberry Jam community can be found at <a href='raspberrypi.org/jam'>raspberrypi.org/jam</a>.</br></br>
Date: 03 September 2022
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Raspberry Pi Jam

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.
Raspberry Jams are independently organised community events for people to come together to learn about digital making with Raspberry Pi.

More information about the Raspberry Jam community can be found at raspberrypi.org/jam.

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Digital Making
Intellectual Property (IP) Drop-in Session at Exeter Library
<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FMxHZkeWQA8giik?format=jpg&name=small' alt=''></br></br> Do you want to protect your business idea but are confused by copyright, trademarks, patents and registered designs?</br> Taking place on the <b>first Monday of the month.</b></br> No need to book.</br></br>
Date: 05 September 2022
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Description:

Do you want to protect your business idea but are confused by copyright, trademarks, patents and registered designs?
Taking place on the first Monday of the month.
No need to book.

Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Business & IP
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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


Cafe open
9:00 - 16:00 Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
10:00 - 16:00 Wed, Sat

Contact us:

Callum Elliot-Archer

Email: Exeter Library
Tel: 01392 407027

Find us:

Exeter Library
Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PQ

  

Stay in touch

Email us:

info@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Call us:

0345 155 1001

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Libraries Unlimited

Libraries in Devon are run by Libraries Unlimited

Bringing ideas, imagination, creativity and knowledge to enrich people’s lives and build thriving communities.

Libraries Unlimited South West, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registered company number: 9822597. Registered charity number:1170092. Registered office: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon , EX4 3PQ.