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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.

Services

  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Variety of events for all audiences
  • FabLab maker space
  • Business and IP Centre
  • Real Food Exeter Cafe with garden terrace
  • Home library service
Exeter Library events Exeter Library events

Content with Events Books and Poetry .

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 October 2018
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

Starting from 4th October, we will be starting a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library. 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: 25 October 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Starting from 4th October, we will be starting a new drop-in reading group at Exeter Library. 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:

Author Event with Emer Stamp

Come and meet author Emer Stamp and learn more about Pig and his friends at Exeter Library. Emer grew up in Devon and is the author and illustrator of The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig, and The Super Amazing Adventures of me, Pig. She sometimes wishes she had chosen slightly shorter titles! This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £3.25 from <a href=Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee." />
Date: 26 October 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and meet author Emer Stamp and learn more about Pig and his friends at Exeter Library. Emer grew up in Devon and is the author and illustrator of The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig, and The Super Amazing Adventures of me, Pig. She sometimes wishes she had chosen slightly shorter titles! This event is part of exetreme imagination, Exeter’s festival of writing and stories. Tickets are £3.25 from Exeter Northcott Theatre which includes a 25p booking fee.
Audience: All
Cost: Please see event description
Theme:

Early Years Storytime - Session 1

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 October 2018
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
Theme:

Early Years Storytime - Session 2

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 October 2018
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: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Reading Group

Every first Thursday of the month offers the opportunity to get together and discuss the 'Book of the Month'. Refreshments available. The group does have a waiting list - Please ring 0345 155 1001 for details.
Date: 01 November 2018
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Description: Every first Thursday of the month offers the opportunity to get together and discuss the 'Book of the Month'. Refreshments available. The group does have a waiting list - Please ring 0345 155 1001 for details.
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: 01 November 2018
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: 01 November 2018
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 - Session 1

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: 02 November 2018
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: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Early Years Storytime - Session 2

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: 02 November 2018
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:

Secret Exeter- Meet the Authors At Exeter Library

In their new book,
Date: 04 November 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: In their new book, "Secret Exeter", local freelance writer Tim Isaac & Chris Hallam venture down the secluded streets and alleyways of Exeter in attempts to shed light on the neglected corners of the City's past. How many people today know of the devastating Victorian theatre fire, the mass executions or of the multiple sieges which the city has endured during centuries of warfare? Free event just drop in and have a chat with Tim and Chris about their book.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Books With Buggies

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 book, this is a great chance to catch up and meet new friends. So come join us to discuss our latest book in a relaxed setting with with toys and books for your children. This month we are reading 'The Sapphire Widow' by Dinah Jefferies.
Date: 06 November 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: 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 book, this is a great chance to catch up and meet new friends. So come join us to discuss our latest book in a relaxed setting with with toys and books for your children. This month we are reading 'The Sapphire Widow' by Dinah Jefferies.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Author Emily Hauser

Join author Emily Hauser in conversation with Dr Fiona Cox, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at The University of Exeter. Emily will be discussing her Golden Apple trilogy
Date: 08 November 2018
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Description: Join author Emily Hauser in conversation with Dr Fiona Cox, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at The University of Exeter. Emily will be discussing her Golden Apple trilogy "For The Most Beautiful", "For The Winner", and "For The Immortal". Copies of the book will be available at a special event price. Tickets are £4 plus refreshments from the library help points.
Audience: All
Cost: £4.00
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: 08 November 2018
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: 08 November 2018
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 - Session 1

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: 09 November 2018
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
Theme:

Early Years Storytime - Session 2

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: 09 November 2018
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: 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: 15 November 2018
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: 15 November 2018
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: 15 November 2018
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:

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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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