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***CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) UPDATE***

In line with the Prime Minister's speech on Monday 23rd March and to keep our staff, volunteers and customers safe and healthy, our physical sites in Devon will remain closed until further notice. We have also suspended our Devon Mobile Library Service and Home Library Service. For more information, please visit our Coronavirus update page >

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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 Exeter Library events

Library Lates

After the sell-out success of our first Library Lates we are proud to announce our second Library Lates date with the theme of Women 'Writes'. There will be live music from Hannah Miller (Moulettes) special solo set and Hyperdawn (an experimental pop duo from Salford); live spoken word/ theatre from 'Maria Ferguson presents Essex Girl'; new augmented reality experience and performance from author Kim Sherwood; plus silent disco with all female DJs; FabLab drop in session; virtual reality; special tour of library stack and special collections and much more to be confirmed... Grab your ticket while you can from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 03 April 2020
Time: 18:30 - 22:00
Description: After the sell-out success of our first Library Lates we are proud to announce our second Library Lates date with the theme of Women 'Writes'. There will be live music from Hannah Miller (Moulettes) special solo set and Hyperdawn (an experimental pop duo from Salford); live spoken word/ theatre from 'Maria Ferguson presents Essex Girl'; new augmented reality experience and performance from author Kim Sherwood; plus silent disco with all female DJs; FabLab drop in session; virtual reality; special tour of library stack and special collections and much more to be confirmed... Grab your ticket while you can from Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Women Writes

Virtual Author Talk Online with Clara Barley

We are very excited to have our first Virtual Author Talk with Clara Barley on Monday 6th April via Zoom Meeting. Clara will be talking about her book 'The Moss House' and also chatting about Anne Lister, Gentlemen Jack and Shibden Hall. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can be used for video meetings, webinars, and live chat. Zoom can be used on desktop or by downloading the Zoom Meetings app on a smart device. To join the meeting, use the following link: <a href=https://us04web.zoom.us/j/425895240" />
Date: 06 April 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Description: We are very excited to have our first Virtual Author Talk with Clara Barley on Monday 6th April via Zoom Meeting. Clara will be talking about her book 'The Moss House' and also chatting about Anne Lister, Gentlemen Jack and Shibden Hall. Zoom is a video conferencing platform that can be used for video meetings, webinars, and live chat. Zoom can be used on desktop or by downloading the Zoom Meetings app on a smart device. To join the meeting, use the following link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/425895240
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Stay At Home

CV Writing and Interview Skills

There is little point in having a killer CV that gets you to the interview if you don’t know how to handle the questions. This interactive workshop will help you understand how to write a good CV, and prepare you for any level of interview. The workshop is highly interactive and based on some discussion in groups and role play (interview practice). Please bring along your current CV if you have one, but be prepared for positive criticism and also to help others where you can. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option. Tickets otherwise are £5 (or £2.50 for students) and can be booked through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 20 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: There is little point in having a killer CV that gets you to the interview if you don’t know how to handle the questions. This interactive workshop will help you understand how to write a good CV, and prepare you for any level of interview. The workshop is highly interactive and based on some discussion in groups and role play (interview practice). Please bring along your current CV if you have one, but be prepared for positive criticism and also to help others where you can. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option. Tickets otherwise are £5 (or £2.50 for students) and can be booked through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

White Glove Experience

Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ a booking fee from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ a booking fee from Eventbrite
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

White Glove Experience

Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ booking fee from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 24 April 2020
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: Get up close and personal to a selection of books from Exeter Library's 'Special Collections', dating back to 1480! Exeter Library has an extensive 'Special Collection' of books dating back as far as 1480, and we would like to invite you to come into Exeter Library for a special viewing. Usually, these books are available to view by appointment only, but we are inviting you to join us as we present a selection of very special specimens from our collections, where you will be given the opportunity to touch and hold these very special books. All of the items will be old and rare, and ALL are fascinating. Some even come with their own unique story! So come and enjoy a rare opportunity to have the full 'white glove experience' with some of Devon's oldest and rarest books! Tickets are £7.50+ booking fee from Eventbrite
Audience: Adult
Cost: £7.50
Theme:

Business Start-up - 10 Top Tips

This workshop will give you 10 essential things you need to know about running a successful business. You can use it as a checklist to make sure your thinking and your business plan are on the right track. Or consider; do I need to get more information, strategic education or clarity for the overall vision, the market, or my product/service. Led by Michael (Mick) Green, HR Professional and Ex Royal Marine, Director of Endorse HR, and Cartridges Business Hub, Chair of Exeter Federation of Small Businesses. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option when booking a place. Tickets otherwise are £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 30 April 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: This workshop will give you 10 essential things you need to know about running a successful business. You can use it as a checklist to make sure your thinking and your business plan are on the right track. Or consider; do I need to get more information, strategic education or clarity for the overall vision, the market, or my product/service. Led by Michael (Mick) Green, HR Professional and Ex Royal Marine, Director of Endorse HR, and Cartridges Business Hub, Chair of Exeter Federation of Small Businesses. FLYBE STAFF SPECIAL OFFER: If you are an ex-employee of Flybe who has recently been made redundant, we would like to offer this workshop to you FREE OF CHARGE. Please click on the 'Special Offer' ticket option when booking a place. Tickets otherwise are £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business advice

How to use IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld is an online market research tool, providing comprehensive, independent and current market research. A team of expert analysts research economic, demographic and government data, to provide insights into UK industries and their key business environment indicators, so you can make better business decisions, faster. This fantastic resource is available for free at Exeter Library. If you would like to learn more about how to use it, and just what information is available, then this workshop is for you. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 26 May 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: IBISWorld is an online market research tool, providing comprehensive, independent and current market research. A team of expert analysts research economic, demographic and government data, to provide insights into UK industries and their key business environment indicators, so you can make better business decisions, faster. This fantastic resource is available for free at Exeter Library. If you would like to learn more about how to use it, and just what information is available, then this workshop is for you. Tickets £5 /£2.50 for students and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business advice

FabLab Devon - Supporting your Business!

This session will give local businesses and startup businesses a summary of how FabLab Devon (based in Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries) can support your business. Whether this is for embroidered or printed clothing, vinyl signage, signs, 3D printed or laser-cut products – we can help you! The session will include a brief overview of what the FabLab offers and can help you to achieve. Then, some processes will be demonstrated and explained. Tickets £5 and can be bought through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 16 June 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: This session will give local businesses and startup businesses a summary of how FabLab Devon (based in Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries) can support your business. Whether this is for embroidered or printed clothing, vinyl signage, signs, 3D printed or laser-cut products – we can help you! The session will include a brief overview of what the FabLab offers and can help you to achieve. Then, some processes will be demonstrated and explained. Tickets £5 and can be bought through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme:

5 ways to make great marketing videos on any budget

Alex Wren from Bitpod shares cost effective ways to create video content that stands out and gets noticed. His '5 ways to make great marketing videos on any budget' workshop includes advice on creating an initial video strategy, how to make videos yourself, working with video professionals, achieving good video SEO results, social media/website integration and much more. It will also tackle some common video marketing myths helping you to avoid pitfalls and leapfrog your competition. If you are wondering how to start using video in your organisation or need to boost your current video campaigns, then this workshop is for you. Tickets are £5 (£2.50 for students) from <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 15 October 2020
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: Alex Wren from Bitpod shares cost effective ways to create video content that stands out and gets noticed. His '5 ways to make great marketing videos on any budget' workshop includes advice on creating an initial video strategy, how to make videos yourself, working with video professionals, achieving good video SEO results, social media/website integration and much more. It will also tackle some common video marketing myths helping you to avoid pitfalls and leapfrog your competition. If you are wondering how to start using video in your organisation or need to boost your current video campaigns, then this workshop is for you. Tickets are £5 (£2.50 for students) from Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Business advice

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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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