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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.

There are five Blue Badge spaces outside the main entrance and four / five at the bottom of the slope (on Musgrave Row).  These are all general public Blue Badge parking spaces however and not dedicated to the library.

Services

Exeter Library events Exeter Library events

Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 19 January 2020
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Description: Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Energy Saving Information Stand

Did you know that you could save money on your energy bills by shopping around or changing tariff? You have a choice in who you buy your gas and electricity from. You also have a choice in how you pay for your gas and electricity. Independent experts will be here on 15th & 20th Jan to answer any questions that you have and to help you to find out how much money you could be saving. Just turn up between 9.30-and 11.30 to find out more.
Date: 20 January 2020
Time: 9:30 - 11:30
Description: Did you know that you could save money on your energy bills by shopping around or changing tariff? You have a choice in who you buy your gas and electricity from. You also have a choice in how you pay for your gas and electricity. Independent experts will be here on 15th & 20th Jan to answer any questions that you have and to help you to find out how much money you could be saving. Just turn up between 9.30-and 11.30 to find out more.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Information Stand

An afternoon with authors Jill Mansell, Libby Page and Emma Cooper

Join much-loved romantic fiction author Jill Mansell with authors Libby Page (The Lido) and Emma Cooper (The First Time I Saw You) for an afternoon discussion of our favourite Jill novels, past and present; the romantic novels we return to again and again; and to celebrate a brand new Jill Mansell novel to laugh, cry and fall in love with all over again. Tickets are available (with booking fee) through <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Join much-loved romantic fiction author Jill Mansell with authors Libby Page (The Lido) and Emma Cooper (The First Time I Saw You) for an afternoon discussion of our favourite Jill novels, past and present; the romantic novels we return to again and again; and to celebrate a brand new Jill Mansell novel to laugh, cry and fall in love with all over again. Tickets are available (with booking fee) through Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
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: 21 January 2020
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, donations welcome
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: 21 January 2020
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, donations welcome
Theme:

E-Wednesday - Learn My Way (Beginner Computer Course)

Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Over four consecutive Wednesday mornings, receive one on one help using the Learn My Way online courses, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. From basic skills, learning how to use a mouse, keyboard and email, using the internet, internet security and internet banking. Booking is essential - Please ask a member of staff for more information.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Health Watch Info Stand

There will be a Healthwatch Devon information stand on the main library floor. Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. Come and have a chat to find out more.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: There will be a Healthwatch Devon information stand on the main library floor. Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. Come and have a chat to find out more.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

IT Drop-In

Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Every Wednesday our IT Drop-in session has staff and volunteers on hand for one to one support, located in the Teen area of the library. Find help with basic IT skills, using the internet, creating email accounts, sending and receiving emails, using social media and much more. The session is not for complete beginners but is a drop in session so there is no need to book. During busy periods there may be a wait as staff and volunteers aim to assist as many people as possible during the session.
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: 23 January 2020
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 – 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: 24 January 2020
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: 24 January 2020
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:

Nordic Walking

Let’s get physically active, walking in groups, making friends, chatting, moving more, in our local green and open spaces. Join Sue at Exeter Library to find out more about Nordic Walking in Exeter.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Let’s get physically active, walking in groups, making friends, chatting, moving more, in our local green and open spaces. Join Sue at Exeter Library to find out more about Nordic Walking in Exeter.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Crafts for Adults

Free drop-in for adults. Beat the January blues and explore your creative side with some simple but rewarding craft activities.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Free drop-in for adults. Beat the January blues and explore your creative side with some simple but rewarding craft activities.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Folk Tales of Rock and Stone

Join Jenny Moon for a morning of Folk Tale storytelling in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library. Tickets £2 from the library.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Join Jenny Moon for a morning of Folk Tale storytelling in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library. Tickets £2 from the library.
Audience: All
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 26 January 2020
Time: 14:30 - 15:00
Description: Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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 'Pictures or it didn't happen' by Sophie Hannah. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk. Taking place on the last Monday of each month unless it is on a Bank Holiday:- Please see a member of staff for the alternative date.
Date: 27 January 2020
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 'Pictures or it didn't happen' by Sophie Hannah. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk. Taking place on the last Monday of each month unless it is on a Bank Holiday:- Please see a member of staff for the alternative date.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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: 27 January 2020
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:

Age UK Information Stand

There will be an Age UK information stand on the main library floor. Come and have a chat for free information and advice, and to find out more about the work they do.
Date: 28 January 2020
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Description: There will be an Age UK information stand on the main library floor. Come and have a chat for free information and advice, and to find out more about the work they do.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

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: 28 January 2020
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, donations welcome
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 January 2020
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, donations welcome
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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