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***Temporary disruption – important information Please note: there will be some temporary disruption to library services on 21st - 22nd October 2019 during opening hours. This is due to planned IT maintenance to improve services for our customers. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused***
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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: 22 October 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, 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: 22 October 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, 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: 23 October 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, 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: 23 October 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Sticky Ends: The Spooky Edition!

Sticky Ends: the Spooky Edition is a storytelling show by makers of award-winning family theatre, Brave Bold Drama. Enjoy a collection of original comic cautionary stories and songs for modern children, with the spirit of the Halloween season firmly in mind. Although gently gruesome, there's nothing to alarm small ones. Instead, expect lots of silliness, surprises and chances to join in. As a bonus extra, the show ends with a brand new story improvised from audience suggestions! Tickets: £6 (Adult), £6 (Children) can be purchased through <a href=the Ignite website" />
Date: 23 October 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Description: Sticky Ends: the Spooky Edition is a storytelling show by makers of award-winning family theatre, Brave Bold Drama. Enjoy a collection of original comic cautionary stories and songs for modern children, with the spirit of the Halloween season firmly in mind. Although gently gruesome, there's nothing to alarm small ones. Instead, expect lots of silliness, surprises and chances to join in. As a bonus extra, the show ends with a brand new story improvised from audience suggestions! Tickets: £6 (Adult), £6 (Children) can be purchased through the Ignite website
Audience: All
Cost: £6.00
Theme:

Sticky Ends: The Spooky Edition!

Sticky Ends: the Spooky Edition is a storytelling show by makers of award-winning family theatre, Brave Bold Drama. Enjoy a collection of original comic cautionary stories and songs for modern children, with the spirit of the Halloween season firmly in mind. Although gently gruesome, there's nothing to alarm small ones. Instead, expect lots of silliness, surprises and chances to join in. As a bonus extra, the show ends with a brand new story improvised from audience suggestions! Tickets: £6 (Adult), £6 (Children) can be purchased through <a href=the Ignite website" />
Date: 23 October 2019
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Description: Sticky Ends: the Spooky Edition is a storytelling show by makers of award-winning family theatre, Brave Bold Drama. Enjoy a collection of original comic cautionary stories and songs for modern children, with the spirit of the Halloween season firmly in mind. Although gently gruesome, there's nothing to alarm small ones. Instead, expect lots of silliness, surprises and chances to join in. As a bonus extra, the show ends with a brand new story improvised from audience suggestions! Tickets: £6 (Adult), £6 (Children) can be purchased through the Ignite website
Audience: Child
Cost: £6.00
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: 24 October 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:

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. Next sessions 7th November, 21st November, 5th December, 19th December.
Date: 24 October 2019
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. Next sessions 7th November, 21st November, 5th December, 19th December.
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: 25 October 2019
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: 25 October 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Under the Sea - film festival

A morning of under the sea themed films for young people (5+) from the world’s biggest learning disability film festival. Founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work, OSKA Bright Film Festival is now the world's leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs. FREE EVENT in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library - JUST DROP IN! (Children must be accompanied by and adult)
Date: 26 October 2019
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Description: A morning of under the sea themed films for young people (5+) from the world’s biggest learning disability film festival. Founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work, OSKA Bright Film Festival is now the world's leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs. FREE EVENT in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library - JUST DROP IN! (Children must be accompanied by and adult)
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Evolve

Under the Sea - film festival

A morning of under the sea themed films for young people (5+) from the world’s biggest learning disability film festival. Founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work, OSKA Bright Film Festival is now the world's leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs. FREE EVENT in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library - JUST DROP IN! (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Date: 26 October 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Description: A morning of under the sea themed films for young people (5+) from the world’s biggest learning disability film festival. Founded in 2004 by a group of learning disabled filmmakers frustrated at having nowhere to show their work, OSKA Bright Film Festival is now the world's leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs. FREE EVENT in the Rougemont room at Exeter Library - JUST DROP IN! (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Evolve

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. Suitable for people of all ages, children and up. Bring along your craft materials and take a seat!
Date: 27 October 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. 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: 27 October 2019
Time: 14:00 - 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, donations welcome
Theme:

Storytime and crafts with Anne Parsons

Come join local author Anne Parsons for a storytime and craft event. Anne will be reading from her book
Date: 27 October 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Description: Come join local author Anne Parsons for a storytime and craft event. Anne will be reading from her book "Archie, Jump." This free event will be taking place in the Children's Library.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme: Meet the author

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 ‘Four Warned’ by Jeffery Archer. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Date: 28 October 2019
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 ‘Four Warned’ by Jeffery Archer. For more information contact : louise.tingle@librariesunlimited.org.uk
Audience: All
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Library Lego Builders

On the last Monday of the month, come along and build a Lego creation at Exeter Library. Age 5 upwards. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The session will move if it falls on a Bank Holiday.
Date: 28 October 2019
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Description: On the last Monday of the month, come along and build a Lego creation at Exeter Library. Age 5 upwards. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The session will move if it falls on a Bank Holiday.
Audience: Child
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: 29 October 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, 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: 29 October 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, 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: 30 October 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, donations welcome
Theme:

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Mon 09:00 - 18:00
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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

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Exeter
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