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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

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Shared Reading Group

This 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: 30 January 2020
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Description: This 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, donations welcome
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: 31 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: 31 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:

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. We are returning to the roots of jam and will be asking for your help to make this a community led session. We are looking for your input but current ideas are: talks and demonstrations, a help clinic for newbies, a discussion forum, opportunities to show and talk about your work and as ever, project help. Please don't be shy about letting us know your ideas for the Jam in general, topics you would like to informally present to fellow Jammers or things you would like to show off, or explain the construction and software of. This is a drop-in event, no booking required. For further information visit the contact form at <a href=2timesdo.co.uk" />
Date: 01 February 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. We are returning to the roots of jam and will be asking for your help to make this a community led session. We are looking for your input but current ideas are: talks and demonstrations, a help clinic for newbies, a discussion forum, opportunities to show and talk about your work and as ever, project help. Please don't be shy about letting us know your ideas for the Jam in general, topics you would like to informally present to fellow Jammers or things you would like to show off, or explain the construction and software of. 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:

February DVD, CD and MP3 Audio Book Sales

Due to popular demand, we are having a second hand book & DVD sale every Sunday in February. Prices from 50p to £2. So why not come along and grab a bargain. Please note that we are currently only able to take payments by cash or cheque.
Date: 02 February 2020
Time: 12:30 - 15:30
Description: Due to popular demand, we are having a second hand book & DVD sale every Sunday in February. Prices from 50p to £2. So why not come along and grab a bargain. Please note that we are currently only able to take payments by cash or cheque.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Book, DVD & CD Sale

Songs and Stories on Sunday

Join us every Sunday for songs and stories ideal for under 5's, in the children's library.
Date: 02 February 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:

Books with Buggies

We are a small, friendly book group for busy Parents & Carers who enjoy reading. We are an informal group so even if you haven’t read the whole book, 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:​ 'Precious Bane' by Mary Webb.
Date: 04 February 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Description: We are a small, friendly book group for busy Parents & Carers who enjoy reading. We are an informal group so even if you haven’t read the whole book, 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:​ 'Precious Bane' by Mary Webb.
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Bounce and Rhyme

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: 04 February 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: 04 February 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: 05 February 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:

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: 05 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
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:

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: 06 February 2020
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, 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: 06 February 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: 07 February 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: 07 February 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:

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 from Diamond Family Archive and Sadie Horler; Silent library disco; Interactive, playable artworks; Tours of the hidden underground library; Discovery Screens cinema; CircleTales guided game play sessions; adult story telling sessions; Bar & more... For the full list of activities and to book your ticket visit the libraries Evolve <a href=website" />
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 from Diamond Family Archive and Sadie Horler; Silent library disco; Interactive, playable artworks; Tours of the hidden underground library; Discovery Screens cinema; CircleTales guided game play sessions; adult story telling sessions; Bar & more... For the full list of activities and to book your ticket visit the libraries Evolve website
Audience: All
Cost: £5.00
Theme: Evening entertainment

February DVD, CD and MP3 Audio Book Sales

Due to popular demand, we are having a second hand book & DVD sale every Sunday in February. Prices from 50p to £2. So why not come along and grab a bargain. Please note that we are currently only able to take payments by cash or cheque.
Date: 09 February 2020
Time: 12:30 - 15:30
Description: Due to popular demand, we are having a second hand book & DVD sale every Sunday in February. Prices from 50p to £2. So why not come along and grab a bargain. Please note that we are currently only able to take payments by cash or cheque.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Book, DVD & CD Sale

Language Café

Come along to Exeter Library’s Language Café every second Sunday of the month and meet with others wanting to use their French, German, Spanish and Italian conversation skills. We are inviting anyone with skills in other languages to come along and see what goes on... there may be others keen to chat with you. A little philosophy about our Language Café meet up… They are not lessons so some (even if basic) knowledge of the languages is required to participate. You don’t have to come to the whole session, feel free to come and go as you wish. It is informal so come prepared to grab a drink and have a go at chatting about things of common interest either in large or small groups. For more details contact exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 09 February 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:45
Description: Come along to Exeter Library’s Language Café every second Sunday of the month and meet with others wanting to use their French, German, Spanish and Italian conversation skills. We are inviting anyone with skills in other languages to come along and see what goes on... there may be others keen to chat with you. A little philosophy about our Language Café meet up… They are not lessons so some (even if basic) knowledge of the languages is required to participate. You don’t have to come to the whole session, feel free to come and go as you wish. It is informal so come prepared to grab a drink and have a go at chatting about things of common interest either in large or small groups. For more details contact exeter.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
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: 09 February 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:

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: 11 February 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:

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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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