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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 info@otterytourism.org.uk

Services

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

Literature Classes - Otlit!

Do you love reading? Are you looking for a gentle way back into study? Would you welcome a chance to get into poetry, plays and novels in a bit more depth? A new class for adults with a focus on reading, discussing and analysing literature.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Description: Do you love reading? Are you looking for a gentle way back into study? Would you welcome a chance to get into poetry, plays and novels in a bit more depth? A new class for adults with a focus on reading, discussing and analysing literature.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

Lego Club

Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Description: Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Songs & Stories

A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK will be in the library with information and advice raising awareness about prostate cancer.
Date: 25 January 2020
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Description: Prostate Cancer UK will be in the library with information and advice raising awareness about prostate cancer.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme: Active Life, Active Mind

Coderdojo

Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Date: 31 January 2020
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Lego Club

Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 31 January 2020
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Description: Join us for our weekly Lego Club. See what you can create. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Mindfulness Colouring

Drop-in and join us for some Mindfulness Colouring (for adults). This is a free event, although donations welcome. Part of January's Active Life, Active Mind.
Date: 31 January 2020
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Description: Drop-in and join us for some Mindfulness Colouring (for adults). This is a free event, although donations welcome. Part of January's Active Life, Active Mind.
Audience: Adult
Cost: Free
Theme:

Children's Reading Group

A reading group for children aged 8-11 years. This month we have read and will be talking about 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. New members always welcome.
Date: 01 February 2020
Time: 10:30 - 11:00
Description: A reading group for children aged 8-11 years. This month we have read and will be talking about 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. New members always welcome.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Theme:

Saturday Lego Club

Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 01 February 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Ottery Woolgathering

Crochet, knit or stitch. Bring your stitches to Ottery St Mary Library on the first Thursday of every month. All abilities welcome.; the absolute beginner, expert crafter or anyone in between.
Date: 06 February 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Crochet, knit or stitch. Bring your stitches to Ottery St Mary Library on the first Thursday of every month. All abilities welcome.; the absolute beginner, expert crafter or anyone in between.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Songs & Stories

A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Date: 07 February 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

An Evening of Stories & Poems

We love writing! We hope you love listening. Come and meet local writers for an evening of stories and poems.
Date: 13 February 2020
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Description: We love writing! We hope you love listening. Come and meet local writers for an evening of stories and poems.
Audience: Adult
Cost: £2.00
Theme:

Coderdojo

Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Date: 14 February 2020
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Songs & Stories

A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Date: 21 February 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Coderdojo

Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Date: 28 February 2020
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Woolgathering

Crochet, knit or stitch. Bring your stitches to Ottery St Mary Library on the first Thursday of every month. All abilities welcome.; the absolute beginner, expert crafter or anyone in between.
Date: 05 March 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Description: Crochet, knit or stitch. Bring your stitches to Ottery St Mary Library on the first Thursday of every month. All abilities welcome.; the absolute beginner, expert crafter or anyone in between.
Audience: All
Cost: Free
Theme:

Songs & Stories

A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Date: 06 March 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

Saturday Lego Club

Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Date: 07 March 2020
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Description: Join us for our Saturday Lego Club on the first Saturday of every month, 10:00 - 12:00. Lego & Duplo available. Parents are required to stay.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Coderdojo

Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Date: 13 March 2020
Time: 16:30 - 17:30
Description: Due to the success of our taster sessions we will now be running this Code Club every other Friday! This is a computer code club for 7-17 year olds. Places limited therefore booking essential. Please contact the Library to book.
Audience: Child
Cost: Free
Theme:

Songs & Stories

A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Date: 20 March 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:00
Description: A session for parents and carers with children under 5 years old. Stories, songs and lots of fun! Fortnightly on a Friday from 09.30 - 10am.
Audience: Under 5
Cost: Free
Theme:

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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