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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.

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Making Your Mark Exhibition

The Making Your Mark Exhibition will be displaying at Exeter Library until the end of August. Perfect for families, this pop-up display draws on the themes of the British Library exhibition of the same name, which spans five millennia and five continents, exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements – the act of writing. Pick up a free learning trail while you're here to make this a truly interactive experience. Writing: Making Your Mark launches simultaneously on 26th April in over 20 public libraries around the UK, through the Living Knowledge Network (an innovative UK-wide network of public libraries working in partnership with the British Library, National Library of Wales and the National Library of Scotland). Complementing the pop-up display, we have curated an exhibition from our own Special Collections Archive, showcasing the marginalia within some of the oldest books in Devon. Marginalia are scribbles, comments, annotations or doodles that have been added to books over the years. These unique additions add to the history of each item and hint at the individuals who have read, studied and enjoyed these books over their long history.
Date: 16 July 2019
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description: The Making Your Mark Exhibition will be displaying at Exeter Library until the end of August. Perfect for families, this pop-up display draws on the themes of the British Library exhibition of the same name, which spans five millennia and five continents, exploring one of humankind’s greatest achievements – the act of writing. Pick up a free learning trail while you're here to make this a truly interactive experience. Writing: Making Your Mark launches simultaneously on 26th April in over 20 public libraries around the UK, through the Living Knowledge Network (an innovative UK-wide network of public libraries working in partnership with the British Library, National Library of Wales and the National Library of Scotland). Complementing the pop-up display, we have curated an exhibition from our own Special Collections Archive, showcasing the marginalia within some of the oldest books in Devon. Marginalia are scribbles, comments, annotations or doodles that have been added to books over the years. These unique additions add to the history of each item and hint at the individuals who have read, studied and enjoyed these books over their long history.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Meet the author Kathryn Haydon

Meet local Devon author Kathryn Haydon at Exeter Library. Free event, no need to book, just drop in and have a chat about Kathryn's books.
Date: 21 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Meet local Devon author Kathryn Haydon at Exeter Library. Free event, no need to book, just drop in and have a chat about Kathryn's books.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 21 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:

Storytime with Jo Earlam - Archie the Space Dog

An endearing story about one small dog with one giant dream written in tribute to the many dogs who were part of the space race and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Free event in the Children's Library, just drop in.
Date: 21 July 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: An endearing story about one small dog with one giant dream written in tribute to the many dogs who were part of the space race and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Free event in the Children's Library, just drop in.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Sunday Nature Trail

Collect a clipboard from a member of staff and head out into Rougemont Gardens for a trail in the great outdoors. The Nature Trail is a FREE event and something your pre-schoolers will love. We also have an exciting collection of nature related books to borrow. Return your completed clipboard and receive a voucher for a free DVD hire.
Date: 21 July 2019
Time: 12:00 - 15:45
Description: Collect a clipboard from a member of staff and head out into Rougemont Gardens for a trail in the great outdoors. The Nature Trail is a FREE event and something your pre-schoolers will love. We also have an exciting collection of nature related books to borrow. Return your completed clipboard and receive a voucher for a free DVD hire.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Drag Queen Storytime: Mama G!

A brand new all-singing, partial-dancing, storytelling extravaganza for the whole family. Free drop-in event.
Date: 22 July 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: A brand new all-singing, partial-dancing, storytelling extravaganza for the whole family. Free drop-in event.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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 ‘Too Good To Be True’ by Ann Cleeves. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 22 July 2019
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 ‘Too Good To Be True’ by Ann Cleeves. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
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: 23 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: 23 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:

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: 24 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: 24 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:

How to use COBRA - Complete Online Business Reference Adviser

Learn how to make the most of COBRA, the Complete Online Business Reference Advisor, which is free to access with a Devon Library Card. EVERYTHING you need to know in relation to running a business, in one place! To book your place go to <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 25 July 2019
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: Learn how to make the most of COBRA, the Complete Online Business Reference Advisor, which is free to access with a Devon Library Card. EVERYTHING you need to know in relation to running a business, in one place! To book your place go to Eventbrite
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: 25 July 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: 26 July 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: 26 July 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 - Laser-cut space themed keyring

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser cut space-themed keyring. 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 acryllic. 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 keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it 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: 26 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser cut space-themed keyring. 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 acryllic. 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 keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it 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

FABLAB workshop - Laser-cut space themed keyring

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser cut space-themed keyring. 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 acryllic. 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 keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it 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: 27 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 laser cut space-themed keyring. 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 acryllic. 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 keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it 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

Crafty Weekenders Club

Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Date: 28 July 2019
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Description: Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 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

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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

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Exeter Library
Castle Street
Exeter
Devon
EX4 3PQ

  

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