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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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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:

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:

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:

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:

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: 30 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:

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:

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:

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:

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

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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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