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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.

Services

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Exeter Raspberry Jam

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that has infinite possibilities. On the first Saturday of every month, come along and get involved with this session run by 2.times do. This is a drop-in event, no booking required. For further information visit the contact form at <a href=2timesdo.co.uk" />
Date: 04 January 2020
Time: 11:30 - 13:30
Description: The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that has infinite possibilities. On the first Saturday of every month, come along and get involved with this session run by 2.times do. This is a drop-in event, no booking required. For further information visit the contact form at 2timesdo.co.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 05 January 2020
Time: 12:00 - 15:00
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

Exeter Friends For Animals Info Stand

Exeter Friends For Animals (EFFA) is a local group that campaigns peacefully to reduce animal cruelty and exploitation. They will be offering friendly, practical advice and support for people trying Veganuary or anyone interested in reducing their meat/dairy consumption. 
Date: 06 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Description: Exeter Friends For Animals (EFFA) is a local group that campaigns peacefully to reduce animal cruelty and exploitation. They will be offering friendly, practical advice and support for people trying Veganuary or anyone interested in reducing their meat/dairy consumption. 
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Stay Nourished

Stay Nourished is a campaign by Home Instead Senior Care, which is about encouraging older people to eat well and live well. Join us for a presentation in the Rougemont Room of Exeter Library by Mark McGlade from Home Instead Senior Care and learn more about the benefits of healthy eating and keeping hydrated.
Date: 06 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: Stay Nourished is a campaign by Home Instead Senior Care, which is about encouraging older people to eat well and live well. Join us for a presentation in the Rougemont Room of Exeter Library by Mark McGlade from Home Instead Senior Care and learn more about the benefits of healthy eating and keeping hydrated.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

Prostate Cancer Info stand

There will be a Prostate Cancer information stand on the main library floor. Come and have a chat to find out more about the work that they do and raise your awareness about prostate cancer.
Date: 09 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 14:30
Description: There will be a Prostate Cancer information stand on the main library floor. Come and have a chat to find out more about the work that they do and raise your awareness about prostate cancer.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life Active Mind

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: 10 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

Exeter Friends For Animals Info Stand

Exeter Friends For Animals (EFFA) is a local group that campaigns peacefully to reduce animal cruelty and exploitation. They will be offering friendly, practical advice and support for people trying Veganuary or anyone interested in reducing their meat/dairy consumption.
Date: 11 January 2020
Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Description: Exeter Friends For Animals (EFFA) is a local group that campaigns peacefully to reduce animal cruelty and exploitation. They will be offering friendly, practical advice and support for people trying Veganuary or anyone interested in reducing their meat/dairy consumption.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Jane Eyre: Gothic Rebel (live screen)

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a classic example of defied convention. It presented a new voice, fully convinced of her defiance against adult tyranny. Join us as a panel discusses the spirit of rebellion found in its pages and what it is to be a child. With Sara Collins, Alison Owen and Sally Shuttleworth. Chaired by Alex Clark. Free event in the Rougemont room, no latecomers.
Date: 14 January 2020
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a classic example of defied convention. It presented a new voice, fully convinced of her defiance against adult tyranny. Join us as a panel discusses the spirit of rebellion found in its pages and what it is to be a child. With Sara Collins, Alison Owen and Sally Shuttleworth. Chaired by Alex Clark. Free event in the Rougemont room, no latecomers.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: British Library live screen

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: 14 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

An afternoon with Jill Mansell & Special Guests(to be announced)

Join much-loved romantic fiction author Jill Mansell and special guests (to be announced) 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 and special guests (to be announced) 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:

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

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:

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

Library Lates

A new season of specially curated, one -off late night events, live and from the library. Kicking off on February 7th with the theme 'retelling old tales', join us at Exeter Library as artists, technologists, musicians, dj's, game makers and film curators transform the spaces between the shelves for one night only. Live music; Silent library disco; Interactive, playable artworks; Tours of the hidden underground library; Discovery Screens cinema; Bar & more...
Date: 07 February 2020
Time: 18:30 - 22:00
Description: A new season of specially curated, one -off late night events, live and from the library. Kicking off on February 7th with the theme 'retelling old tales', join us at Exeter Library as artists, technologists, musicians, dj's, game makers and film curators transform the spaces between the shelves for one night only. Live music; Silent library disco; Interactive, playable artworks; Tours of the hidden underground library; Discovery Screens cinema; Bar & more...
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Evening entertainment

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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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