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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

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: 21 February 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: 21 February 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:

Storytime with Chris Tetreault-Blay

We're celebrating Half-Term with our very special guest and local author, Chris Tetreault-Blay. He will be here to read his new children's book - It's a Long Way to the Moon. Join little moth and his loveable animal friends on his mission to fulfill his dream - to fly to the moon! Take part in arts and crafts afterwards! This event is free to attend, and no booking is necessary, just pop in and join in! Best suited to children aged 2-6 years of age.
Date: 22 February 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: We're celebrating Half-Term with our very special guest and local author, Chris Tetreault-Blay. He will be here to read his new children's book - It's a Long Way to the Moon. Join little moth and his loveable animal friends on his mission to fulfill his dream - to fly to the moon! Take part in arts and crafts afterwards! This event is free to attend, and no booking is necessary, just pop in and join in! Best suited to children aged 2-6 years of age.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

February DVD, CD and MP3 Audio Book Sales

Due to popular demand, we are having a second hand book & DVD sale every Sunday in February. Prices from 50p to £2. So why not come along and grab a bargain. Please note that we are currently only able to take payments by cash or cheque.
Date: 23 February 2020
Time: 12:30 - 15:30
Description: Due to popular demand, we are having a second hand book & DVD sale every Sunday in February. Prices from 50p to £2. So why not come along and grab a bargain. Please note that we are currently only able to take payments by cash or cheque.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Book, DVD & CD Sale

Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 23 February 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:

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: 24 February 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:

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: 25 February 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: 25 February 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:

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: 26 February 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:

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: 26 February 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:

Teen Space redesign workshops

We want to work with a group of passionate teenagers to redesign Exeter Library's Teen Space. Come along to our evening focus groups where we will workshop what the Library should be doing to support those aged 13-19. There will be three sessions in February and March (wed 26th, wed 4th, wed 11th) and FREE PIZZA will be provided! If you are aged 13-19 and you are interested in attending then email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk with
Date: 26 February 2020
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Description: We want to work with a group of passionate teenagers to redesign Exeter Library's Teen Space. Come along to our evening focus groups where we will workshop what the Library should be doing to support those aged 13-19. There will be three sessions in February and March (wed 26th, wed 4th, wed 11th) and FREE PIZZA will be provided! If you are aged 13-19 and you are interested in attending then email exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk with "Teen Library" in the email subject, and state your name, age and how many of the three sessions you would like to attend (we encourage all three, but will understand if you can only make one or two).
Audience: Teen
Cost: Free
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: 27 February 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: Child
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: 27 February 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: 27 February 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: 28 February 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: 28 February 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:

Michael Cashman in Conversation With Ian McKellen (livestream)

Michael Cashman has lived many lives, all of them remarkable: as an actor; as a campaigner for gay rights; as an MEP; and as a life peer. To mark the publication of his biography, One of Them, he joins Ian McKellen in conversation about his extraordinary life. Join us at Exeter Library to be part of this exciting British Library livestream. Free event though tickets need to be booked through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 28 February 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: Michael Cashman has lived many lives, all of them remarkable: as an actor; as a campaigner for gay rights; as an MEP; and as a life peer. To mark the publication of his biography, One of Them, he joins Ian McKellen in conversation about his extraordinary life. Join us at Exeter Library to be part of this exciting British Library livestream. Free event though tickets need to be booked through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Livestream

Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 01 March 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:

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: 03 March 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: 03 March 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:

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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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