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Ottery St Mary Library

New arrivals

Ottery St Mary Library moved into the former NatWest Bank building in the centre of the town in February 2017. The new library is light, bright and airy, with a wonderfully colourful and spacious children's area.

The Library has a varied selection of stock, including the Coleridge Collection, with books about the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was born in Ottery St Mary. In April 2017 the library’s opening hours were extended by a group of keen volunteers, who run the library for two extra sessions a week. The library is also supported by a very active friends group called, Friends of Ottery Library (FOOL).

Ottery St Mary Tourist Information Centre are also based in the Library and can be contacted on the following days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 12.30pm. They can be reached on 07749134870 or emailed at


  • Children’s events
  • Book groups and events
  • Free public computers and WiFi
  • Printing, copying and scanning facilities
  • Self-service machines
Ottery St Mary Library events Ottery St Mary Library events

Songs and Stories

Date: 23 March 2018 Time: 9 :30 - 10 :00 Description: Come along with your little ones for a range of songs and stories in a safe and fun atmosphere....

Pots of Love

Date: 24 March 2018 Time: 10 :30 - 12 :30 Description: Come along to our fun event where you can paint your own pottery, it will then be taken away...

Book Sale Week

Date: 26 March 2018 Time: 11 :00 - 17 :00 Description: Book Sale! We will be having a week long book sale where you can come and buy some brilliant...

Jeni Braund and Friends

Date: 12 April 2018 Time: 14 :30 - 16 :00 Description: We are delighted to introduce Jeni Braund, Viv Laine & Mary Hewlett. There will be poems,...

Ann Widdecombe

Date: 12 July 2018 Time: 14 :00 - 16 :00 Description: Friends of Ottery Library present a talk by Ann Widdecombe at The Institute, Ottery St Mary. ...
My Account
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Tue 17:00 - 19:00*
Wed 10:00 - 13:00*
Thu 10:00 - 13:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00


* 'Library Extra' sessions run by volunteers.  The full range of library services may not be available during these times.

Contact us:

Xanthe Waite

Email: Ottery St Mary Library
Tel: 01404 813838

Find us:

Ottery St Mary Library & Information Centre
Silver Street
Ottery St Mary
EX11 1DB