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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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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: 19 February 2019
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
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: 19 February 2019
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
Theme:

Children's Hospice South West information stand

Children's Hospice South West will have an information stand by the fiction shelves of Exeter library. Come along to find out about the work they do, the location of your nearest hospice, the history of the organisation, the wonderful stories about inspiring children and families, and how you can help.
Date: 19 February 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Children's Hospice South West will have an information stand by the fiction shelves of Exeter library. Come along to find out about the work they do, the location of your nearest hospice, the history of the organisation, the wonderful stories about inspiring children and families, and how you can help.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

They Shall Not Grow Old - Free Screening

Transforming archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Streaming from BBC iPlayer in the Rougemont Room of Exeter Library. Two showings, one at 2pm-4PM and another at 5pm-7pm.
Date: 19 February 2019
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Description: Transforming archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Streaming from BBC iPlayer in the Rougemont Room of Exeter Library. Two showings, one at 2pm-4PM and another at 5pm-7pm.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

They Shall Not Grow Old - Free Screening

Transforming archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Streaming from BBC iPlayer in the Rougemont Room of Exeter Library. Two showings, one at 2pm-4pm and another at 5pm-7pm.
Date: 19 February 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Description: Transforming archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Streaming from BBC iPlayer in the Rougemont Room of Exeter Library. Two showings, one at 2pm-4pm and another at 5pm-7pm.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Age UK research stand

Chloe from Age UK will be at Exeter Library to speak to people of all ages as part of a community research project for Age UK Exeter and University of Exeter. You will find her in the fiction section if you can spare a few moments to participate in a simple exercise to aid the project.
Date: 20 February 2019
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Description: Chloe from Age UK will be at Exeter Library to speak to people of all ages as part of a community research project for Age UK Exeter and University of Exeter. You will find her in the fiction section if you can spare a few moments to participate in a simple exercise to aid the project.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 20 February 2019
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
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: 20 February 2019
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
Theme:

How to use COBRA: Complete Online Business Reference Advisor - Exeter

This workshop will show you how to make the most of COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference Advisor resource, which is free to access with a Devon Libraries membership card. COBRA is a unique source of information for people starting small-scale businesses. Its search and browse options are easy and simple to use. The industry factsheets are short and simple and have a clear structure and you can download up to ten reports per day. COBRA is a continually expanding business encyclopaedia with information about starting and running a business. The directory includes around 4,000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, funding resources and support, which you can access from the workplace, library or even at home via your library membership card. This workshop is limited to 11 places and each attendee will be provided with a business hub laptop for the session. The session is FREE, but you need to register your interest at <a href=Eventbrite" />
Date: 21 February 2019
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Description: This workshop will show you how to make the most of COBRA the Complete Online Business Reference Advisor resource, which is free to access with a Devon Libraries membership card. COBRA is a unique source of information for people starting small-scale businesses. Its search and browse options are easy and simple to use. The industry factsheets are short and simple and have a clear structure and you can download up to ten reports per day. COBRA is a continually expanding business encyclopaedia with information about starting and running a business. The directory includes around 4,000 factsheets, market reports, contacts, funding resources and support, which you can access from the workplace, library or even at home via your library membership card. This workshop is limited to 11 places and each attendee will be provided with a business hub laptop for the session. The session is FREE, but you need to register your interest at Eventbrite
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 21 February 2019
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:

Reading Group – **Currently Full - with waiting list**

An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Date: 21 February 2019
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Description: An opportunity to get together and discuss a 'Book of the Month' on every third Thursday of the month. The group is currently full with a waiting list. Please email colin.bray@librariesunlimited.org.uk for further details.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Shared Reading Group

Every Thursday a new 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: 21 February 2019
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Description: Every Thursday a new 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
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: 22 February 2019
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
Theme:

Lost Librarian Workshop

A drop in workshop preceding the launch of the Lost Librarian multi-library puzzle trail taking place across three Exeter libraries (Exeter, St Thomas & Topsham). Artists Elizabeth Johnson & Kyle Hirani will be showcasing, testing & chatting about new technologies, puzzles & designs they are developing for their upcoming trail which opens late March 2019. No need to book, just drop in and get involved!
Date: 22 February 2019
Time: 9:00 - 12:00
Description: A drop in workshop preceding the launch of the Lost Librarian multi-library puzzle trail taking place across three Exeter libraries (Exeter, St Thomas & Topsham). Artists Elizabeth Johnson & Kyle Hirani will be showcasing, testing & chatting about new technologies, puzzles & designs they are developing for their upcoming trail which opens late March 2019. No need to book, just drop in and get involved!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Storytime with author Clare Helen Welsh

Come along to a storytime with author Clare Helen Welsh, where she will be reading her new book,
Date: 22 February 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:15
Description: Come along to a storytime with author Clare Helen Welsh, where she will be reading her new book, "How Rude!" Free drop-in event with interactive storytelling and crafts in Meeting Room 1 at Exeter Library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Crafty Weekenders Club

Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Crafty weekenders is suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Date: 24 February 2019
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Description: Are you crafty? Would you like to meet others who are also creative? Our new crafty weekenders club taking place every 4th Sunday of the month, is free to join and for all ages and will be an opportunity for creative and crafty minded people to come together for a bit of a chat and create session. Please bring along your own craft project you may just be starting or have been working on for a while. Crafty weekenders is suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Scrabble Club

Do you enjoy word games? Would you like to improve your vocabulary? Come and join our new Scrabble Club! Free to join and for all ages! Our Scrabble club will take place every 4th Sunday of the month. It is suitable for the young and old to play together, we accept all ages (though we do recommend children are aged 7+). Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new people. Boards available on request, please talk to a member of staff and have your library card handy. Please note: Children under the age of 8 must have parental supervision.
Date: 24 February 2019
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Description: Do you enjoy word games? Would you like to improve your vocabulary? Come and join our new Scrabble Club! Free to join and for all ages! Our Scrabble club will take place every 4th Sunday of the month. It is suitable for the young and old to play together, we accept all ages (though we do recommend children are aged 7+). Bring a friend or come on your own and meet new people. Boards available on request, please talk to a member of staff and have your library card handy. Please note: Children under the age of 8 must have parental supervision.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
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: 26 February 2019
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
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: 26 February 2019
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
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: 27 February 2019
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
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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