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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.

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Exeter Library events

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In Conversation with Alison Weir
We are thrilled to be hosting an online In Conversation event with historian and author Alison Weir. Join us when Alison will be talking to Exeter Library's Karen about the final book in the Six Tudor Queens series, Katharine Parr, which is published on 13th May. </br></br> Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the UK and has sold over 3 million books worldwide.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/1DdPUHZKn'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 17 May 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: We are thrilled to be hosting an online In Conversation event with historian and author Alison Weir. Join us when Alison will be talking to Exeter Library's Karen about the final book in the Six Tudor Queens series, Katharine Parr, which is published on 13th May.

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth-bestselling historian overall) in the UK and has sold over 3 million books worldwide.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Sheila O'Flanagan
Join us as Exeter Library's Karen hosts an online In Conversation event with Sheila O'Flanagan, author of nearly 30 bestselling chart-toppers, including number one bestsellers, The Women Who Ran Away, Her Husband’s Mistake and The Missing Wife.</br> After working in banking and finance for a number of years, Sheila’s love for writing blossomed into curating stories about relationships in all their many forms.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/24OToDu4D'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 26 May 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us as Exeter Library's Karen hosts an online In Conversation event with Sheila O'Flanagan, author of nearly 30 bestselling chart-toppers, including number one bestsellers, The Women Who Ran Away, Her Husband’s Mistake and The Missing Wife.
After working in banking and finance for a number of years, Sheila’s love for writing blossomed into curating stories about relationships in all their many forms.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Julie Anderson
Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with author Julie Anderson.</br> Julie Anderson worked in Westminster and Whitehall for a variety of government departments and agencies, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. This informed her first successful political thriller,' Plague'. She is currently writing the third in the series of novels featuring investigator Cassandra Fortune.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/4oCbjxGfl'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 03 August 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with author Julie Anderson.
Julie Anderson worked in Westminster and Whitehall for a variety of government departments and agencies, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. This informed her first successful political thriller,' Plague'. She is currently writing the third in the series of novels featuring investigator Cassandra Fortune.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Ed O’Loughlin
Join us for an online In Conversation with writer Ed O'Loughlin talking about his new novel 'This Eden'. Fast-moving, exhilarating and tense, 'This Eden' is both a classic spy novel and speculative fiction for the here and the now.</br> Ed grew up in Kildare town, Ireland, where he moved from his native Toronto, Canada, aged six. His first novel, 'Not Untrue & Not Unkind' was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. Ed lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/26K04rahB'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 29 June 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation with writer Ed O'Loughlin talking about his new novel 'This Eden'. Fast-moving, exhilarating and tense, 'This Eden' is both a classic spy novel and speculative fiction for the here and the now.
Ed grew up in Kildare town, Ireland, where he moved from his native Toronto, Canada, aged six. His first novel, 'Not Untrue & Not Unkind' was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009 and shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. Ed lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Jane Corry
Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with Sunday Times best selling author Jane Corry, chatting about her new book 'The Lies We Tell', which will be published on the 24 June 2021.</br> Jane is a former magazine journalist who spent three years working as the writer-in-residence of a high security prison for men. This often-hair-raising experience helped inspire her Sunday Times-bestselling psychological thrillers, My Husband's Wife, Blood Sisters, The Dead Ex and I Looked Away, which have been published in more than 35 countries.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/d1Eo0mvP8'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 22 June 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with Sunday Times best selling author Jane Corry, chatting about her new book 'The Lies We Tell', which will be published on the 24 June 2021.
Jane is a former magazine journalist who spent three years working as the writer-in-residence of a high security prison for men. This often-hair-raising experience helped inspire her Sunday Times-bestselling psychological thrillers, My Husband's Wife, Blood Sisters, The Dead Ex and I Looked Away, which have been published in more than 35 countries.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Matt Cain
Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with author Matt Cain, talking about his new book 'The Secret Life of Albert Entwhistle'.</br> As well as an author, Matt Cain is a leading commentator on LGBT+ issues, and a former journalist. He was Channel 4's first Culture Editor, Editor-In-Chief of Attitude magazine, and has judged the Costa Prize, the Polari Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/1pSdDwDpS'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 03 June 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join Exeter Library's Karen for an online In Conversation event with author Matt Cain, talking about his new book 'The Secret Life of Albert Entwhistle'.
As well as an author, Matt Cain is a leading commentator on LGBT+ issues, and a former journalist. He was Channel 4's first Culture Editor, Editor-In-Chief of Attitude magazine, and has judged the Costa Prize, the Polari Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Veronica Henry
Join us for an online In Conversation event where Exeter Library's Karen will be chatting to bestselling author Veronica Henry.</br> Her new book 'A Day at the Beach Hut' is a collection of brand-new short stories together with recipes inspired by each story, including tomato tarte tatin, salmon with samphire and white chocolate and raspberry cake.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/1eSYTYH7w'>here</a>. </br></br>
Date: 15 June 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: Join us for an online In Conversation event where Exeter Library's Karen will be chatting to bestselling author Veronica Henry.
Her new book 'A Day at the Beach Hut' is a collection of brand-new short stories together with recipes inspired by each story, including tomato tarte tatin, salmon with samphire and white chocolate and raspberry cake.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
In Conversation with Cally Taylor (C. L Taylor)
We are thrilled to be hosting another online In Conversation with Exeter Library favourite and Sunday Times bestselling author Cally Taylor. Cally's psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television.</br> We will be chatting to Cally about her new heart-in-mouth crime thriller 'Her Last Holiday', published on the 29 April.</br></br> For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click <a href='https://fb.me/e/2cCltHAKc'>here</a>.</br></br>
Date: 18 May 2021
Time: 19:00 - 19:45
Description: We are thrilled to be hosting another online In Conversation with Exeter Library favourite and Sunday Times bestselling author Cally Taylor. Cally's psychological thrillers have sold over a million copies in the UK alone, been translated into over twenty languages, and optioned for television.
We will be chatting to Cally about her new heart-in-mouth crime thriller 'Her Last Holiday', published on the 29 April.

For more information about the event or to join us live on Facebook, click here.

Audience: Adult
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme: Exeter Library In Conversation
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Email: Exeter Library
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