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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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Library Writers at Exeter Library

Meeting fortnightly in Meeting Room One, Library Writers is a brand new group aimed to help writers grow and get more from their writing. Beginner or professional, all are welcome. Initially, the group will be led by the successful short story writer and former Writers Bureau tutor, Linda Lewis. Numbers are limited, so to find out more or book your place, contact Linda by email at lindatorbay@yahoo.co.uk
Date:
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Meeting fortnightly in Meeting Room One, Library Writers is a brand new group aimed to help writers grow and get more from their writing. Beginner or professional, all are welcome. Initially, the group will be led by the successful short story writer and former Writers Bureau tutor, Linda Lewis. Numbers are limited, so to find out more or book your place, contact Linda by email at lindatorbay@yahoo.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

The Lost Librarian

Can you help find our missing Librarian? Rumour has it there are clues hidden within the libraries, each one taking you a step closer to discovering a secret treasure of Exeter...See what you can find amongst the bookshelves at Exeter Library, St Thomas Library and Topsham Library. Get hands on with hacked technology and bespoke designs to solve this mystery. Find the clues, solve the puzzles and unlock the story of Exeter’s Lost Librarian! The event runs from 1st April - 30th April.
Date: 01 April 2019
Time: 9:00 - 18:00
Description: Can you help find our missing Librarian? Rumour has it there are clues hidden within the libraries, each one taking you a step closer to discovering a secret treasure of Exeter...See what you can find amongst the bookshelves at Exeter Library, St Thomas Library and Topsham Library. Get hands on with hacked technology and bespoke designs to solve this mystery. Find the clues, solve the puzzles and unlock the story of Exeter’s Lost Librarian! The event runs from 1st April - 30th April.
Audience: All
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: 10 April 2019
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:

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: 23 April 2019
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
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: 25 April 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: 25 April 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 – 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: 26 April 2019
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: 26 April 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Library Writers at Exeter Library

Meeting fortnightly in Meeting Room One, Library Writers is a brand new group aimed to help writers grow and get more from their writing. Beginner or professional, all are welcome. Initially, the group will be led by the successful short story writer and former Writers Bureau tutor, Linda Lewis. Numbers are limited, so to find out more or book your place, contact Linda by email at lindatorbay@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 28 April 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Meeting fortnightly in Meeting Room One, Library Writers is a brand new group aimed to help writers grow and get more from their writing. Beginner or professional, all are welcome. Initially, the group will be led by the successful short story writer and former Writers Bureau tutor, Linda Lewis. Numbers are limited, so to find out more or book your place, contact Linda by email at lindatorbay@yahoo.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

ESOL-friendly Book Group

An ESOL-friendly Book Group for readers of English as a second language. If you would like to join our group, just ask a member of staff at Exeter Library for a copy of the book to read and come along. We will be discussing ‘Dead Man Talking’ by Roddy Doyle. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 29 April 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: An ESOL-friendly Book Group for readers of English as a second language. If you would like to join our group, just ask a member of staff at Exeter Library for a copy of the book to read and come along. We will be discussing ‘Dead Man Talking’ by Roddy Doyle. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
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: 02 May 2019
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: 02 May 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: 02 May 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 – 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: 03 May 2019
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: 03 May 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Books With Buggies

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 Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake' by Amy Bender.
Date: 07 May 2019
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
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 Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake' by Amy Bender.
Audience: All
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: 09 May 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: 09 May 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: 10 May 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:

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: 16 May 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:

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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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