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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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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: 21 February 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:

Reading Group – **Currently Full - with waiting list**

An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Date: 21 February 2019
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Shared Reading Group

Every Thursday a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Date: 21 February 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Every Thursday a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 22 February 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
Theme:

Lost Librarian Workshop

A drop in workshop preceding the launch of the Lost Librarian multi-library puzzle trail taking place across three Exeter libraries (Exeter, St Thomas & Topsham). Artists Elizabeth Johnson & Kyle Hirani will be showcasing, testing & chatting about new technologies, puzzles & designs they are developing for their upcoming trail which opens late March 2019. No need to book, just drop in and get involved!
Date: 22 February 2019
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Description: A drop in workshop preceding the launch of the Lost Librarian multi-library puzzle trail taking place across three Exeter libraries (Exeter, St Thomas & Topsham). Artists Elizabeth Johnson & Kyle Hirani will be showcasing, testing & chatting about new technologies, puzzles & designs they are developing for their upcoming trail which opens late March 2019. No need to book, just drop in and get involved!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime with author Clare Helen Welsh

Come along to a storytime with author Clare Helen Welsh, where she will be reading her new book,
Date: 22 February 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Description: Come along to a storytime with author Clare Helen Welsh, where she will be reading her new book, "How Rude!" Free drop-in event with interactive storytelling and crafts in Meeting Room 1 at Exeter Library.
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: 28 February 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:

Shared Reading Group

Every Thursday a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Date: 28 February 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Every Thursday a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library offers the chance to relax and enjoy the power of great stories and poems read aloud in a small group. No need to book a place, just come along.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Books With Buggies

Description: We are a small, friendly book group for busy parents and carers who enjoy reading. We are an informal group so even if you haven't read the whole boo, this is still a great chance to catch up and meet new friends. So come join us to discuss our latest book in a relaxed setting with toys and books for your children. This month we are reading 'The Cuckoo's Calling' - Robert Galbraith.
Date: 05 March 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Description: We are a small, friendly book group for busy parents and carers who enjoy reading. We are an informal group so even if you haven't read the whole boo, this is still a great chance to catch up and meet new friends. So come join us to discuss our latest book in a relaxed setting with toys and books for your children. This month we are reading 'The Cuckoo's Calling' - Robert Galbraith.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children’s Author Claire Barker

Join Claire as she chats about Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog and Picklewitch and Jack. Tickets £2 from Exeter Library Crediton Bookshop will be selling books at the event.
Date: 16 March 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Description: Join Claire as she chats about Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog and Picklewitch and Jack. Tickets £2 from Exeter Library Crediton Bookshop will be selling books at the event.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

Desert Island Books with Professor Will Harvey

Join us for an evening with Professor Will Harvey, the newly appointed Chair of Libraries Unlimited's Board of Trustees, as he talks us through his Desert Island Books. Will is Associate Dean of Research & Impact and Professor of Management at the University of Exeter Business School and has travelled the world. We are sure to hear some good stories beyond the Desert Island Books. Tickets £3 from Exeter Library or via <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 26 March 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Description: Join us for an evening with Professor Will Harvey, the newly appointed Chair of Libraries Unlimited's Board of Trustees, as he talks us through his Desert Island Books. Will is Associate Dean of Research & Impact and Professor of Management at the University of Exeter Business School and has travelled the world. We are sure to hear some good stories beyond the Desert Island Books. Tickets £3 from Exeter Library or via Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £3.00
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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