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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: 23 August 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:

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: 24 August 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: 24 August 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:

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: 28 August 2018
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
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: 30 August 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:

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: 31 August 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: 31 August 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:

Book signing: Justin Newland

Somerset author Justin Newland will be signing copies of his novel, 'The Genes of Isis', and epic fantasy and supernatural thriller set under the Ancient Egyptian skies. The signing will take place in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library.
Date: 08 September 2018
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: Somerset author Justin Newland will be signing copies of his novel, 'The Genes of Isis', and epic fantasy and supernatural thriller set under the Ancient Egyptian skies. The signing will take place in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Library's Special Collections '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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through <a href=Eventbrite due to limited spaces." />
Date: 08 September 2018
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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through Eventbrite due to limited spaces.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Library's Special Collections '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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through <a href=Eventbrite due to limited spaces." />
Date: 08 September 2018
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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through Eventbrite due to limited spaces.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Library's Special Collections '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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through <a href=Eventbrite due to limited spaces." />
Date: 14 September 2018
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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through Eventbrite due to limited spaces.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Exeter Library's Special Collections '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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through <a href=Eventbrite due to limited spaces." />
Date: 14 September 2018
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 to celebrate Heritage Open Days, we will have a selection of very special specimens out on display, 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 free but need to be booked in advance through Eventbrite due to limited spaces.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Best-selling Author Joanna Trollope at Exeter Library

Joanna will be here to discuss her latest book Eventbrite" />
Date: 01 October 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Joanna will be here to discuss her latest book "An Unsuitable Match", an a uplifting story of love, family and second chances. Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter . . . Ticket will include a Cream Tea from The Real Food Cafe and can be bought for £6 from the library or £6.88 from Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £6.00
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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