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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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FABLAB workshop - Laser-cut space themed keyring

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser cut space-themed keyring. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in acryllic. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 26 July 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser cut space-themed keyring. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in acryllic. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

FABLAB workshop - Laser-cut space themed keyring

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser cut space-themed keyring. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in acryllic. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 27 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser cut space-themed keyring. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in acryllic. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the keyrings aren't cut within the session we will cut it for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Crafty Weekenders Club

Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Date: 28 July 2019
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Description: Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children's Craft Event: Spaceships

Create an alien spaceship with resident alien flying inside! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Date: 29 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Create an alien spaceship with resident alien flying inside! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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: 29 July 2019
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:

FABLAB workshop - 3D printed glow-in-the-dark alien

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed alien or creature! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Make your own bedroom friend or place your item in the garden to glow after dark. The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place at <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 30 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed alien or creature! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Make your own bedroom friend or place your item in the garden to glow after dark. The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place at Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

FABLAB workshop - Space-themed Wooden Bookmark

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser-cut space-themed bookmark in wood. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in wood. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the bookmarks aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 02 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser-cut space-themed bookmark in wood. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in wood. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the bookmarks aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Children's Craft Event: Astronauts

Build your own astronaut helmet to join us on our summer space journey! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Date: 05 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Build your own astronaut helmet to join us on our summer space journey! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

FABLAB workshop - Space-themed vinyl sticker

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own vinyl cut space-themed stickers. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our vinyl-cutter in a colour of your choice. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the stickers aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 09 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own vinyl cut space-themed stickers. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our vinyl-cutter in a colour of your choice. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the stickers aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

FABLAB workshop - Plywood laser-cut bookmark

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser-cut space-themed bookmark in wood. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in wood. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the bookmarks aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 10 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own laser-cut space-themed bookmark in wood. We will guide you through using Inkscape to create your design and then we will help you to cut it on our laser-cutter in wood. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the bookmarks aren't cut within the session we will cut them for you and it can be collected. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. To book your place visit Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Children's Craft Event: Planet Whirligigs

Create your own solar system with a twirling planetary whirligig! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Date: 12 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Create your own solar system with a twirling planetary whirligig! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

FABLAB workshop - Children's 3D printed glow-in-the-dark space rocket

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed space rocket! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Use the space rocket in your bedroom or place it outside in the garden to glow after dark! The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 16 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed space rocket! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Use the space rocket in your bedroom or place it outside in the garden to glow after dark! The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

Children's Craft Event: Aliens

Create the weirdest, wackiest alien you can imagine! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Date: 19 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Description: Create the weirdest, wackiest alien you can imagine! Free drop-in event in the Rougemont Room, recommended donation £1 per child.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

FABLAB workshop - Design and make your own space T-shirt

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to design and make your own dye-sublimation printed T-shirt. You can produce a T-shirt with any image - you could event draw your own or bring a photo of an image with you. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the T-shirts aren't finished within the session we will finish it for you and it can be collected. The price of the workshop includes £3 for the cost of the T-shirt. Your child/ren will produce 1 T-shirt with a print on the front only. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 23 August 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to design and make your own dye-sublimation printed T-shirt. You can produce a T-shirt with any image - you could event draw your own or bring a photo of an image with you. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the T-shirts aren't finished within the session we will finish it for you and it can be collected. The price of the workshop includes £3 for the cost of the T-shirt. Your child/ren will produce 1 T-shirt with a print on the front only. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £10.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

FABLAB workshop - Design and make a T-shirt

Come and find out how to design and make your own dye-sublimation printed T-shirt. You can produce a T-shirt with any image - you could event draw your own or bring a photo of an image with you. This session is suitable for anyone aged 8yrs+. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to and you could sign up to make your own also!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the T-shirts aren't finished within the session we will finish it for you and it can be collected. The price of the workshop includes £3 for the cost of a child's T-shirt and £4 for the price of an adult T-shirt. You will produce 1 T-shirt with a print on the front only. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 24 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Come and find out how to design and make your own dye-sublimation printed T-shirt. You can produce a T-shirt with any image - you could event draw your own or bring a photo of an image with you. This session is suitable for anyone aged 8yrs+. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to and you could sign up to make your own also!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If for any reason the T-shirts aren't finished within the session we will finish it for you and it can be collected. The price of the workshop includes £3 for the cost of a child's T-shirt and £4 for the price of an adult T-shirt. You will produce 1 T-shirt with a print on the front only. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £10.50
Theme:

Crafty Weekenders Club

Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Date: 25 August 2019
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Description: Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 26 August 2019
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:

FABLAB workshop - 3D printed glow-in-the-dark alien

Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed alien or creature! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Make your own bedroom friend or place your item in the garden to glow after dark. The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 27 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Linked to the Space Camp Summer Reading Challenge, come and find out how to make your own 3D printed alien or creature! We will guide you through using the software to create your design. Make your own bedroom friend or place your item in the garden to glow after dark. The prints take several hours so we will print them for you and you can collect later in the week. This session is suitable for children aged 8-15yrs. Parents need to bring their child/ren to the FabLab to register contact details but there is no need for parents to stay (but you can if you'd like to!) The workshop cost includes all materials. If you have any questions, please email: fablab@librariesunlimited.org.uk - include FabLab Exeter in your message. Book your place through Eventbrite
Audience: Child
Cost: £7.50
Theme: Summer Reading Challenge

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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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