Your library is open. Some services may differ per library. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.


Bringing you e-books, audiobooks and magazines, along with reference subscriptions, including access to Ancestry Library Edition. 

We are are also creating fun online content and live streaming events each week. Choose from Bounce & Rhyme, Story Time, Language Cafes, Reading Groups, Zoom Daily Chat, FabLab Devon workshop, Online Quizzes, Virtual Author Talks, Staff Book Recommendations and much more.

Discovery Screens Festival 2022

Discovery Screens Film Festival

Presenting heart-warming/breaking hand-picked films, away from the big screens.
Discovery Screens Listings

Secret Book Quest

Secret Book Quest

Libraries are calling for children to sign up to the Secret Book Quest and read fifty books.
Get involved today > 

What if you spoke

We're proud to announce the winners and runners-up for the What if YOU Spoke masterclass competitions. You can find out more about of the writers and artists, and view their work

Arts Award Discover at Home

Arts Award

Our Discover at Home page gives families free access to a fun selection of creative activities that include easy to follow guidance.
Start Creating >

Talking Memories

Talking memories

The reminiscence collection is held at Barnstaple Library. All the resources are available for loan.
Learn about talking memories

Lockdown Quilt goes on libraries tour


The beautiful quilt will tour libraries over the next year and it will be raffled to raise money for Libraries Unlimited.
Learn about the raffle >

Borrow Box - Audiobooks


Borrowbox gives you access to 1000s of Audiobooks, simply
download the App, and log in

Ancestry Library Edition


Thousands of sources of information and records to help research your family history. Customers can access via our libraries from January 2022 onwards. Find out more>

Libby eBooks, Audiobooks & more 

Use Libby to start downloading free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines straightaway.

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Discover our health and wellbeing collection including Reading Well titles and our Mood Boosting Books collection. Find out more>

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library - Access over 2 million tracks of classical music, including an exceptionally wide range of standard and rare repertoire, for free with your library card. Find out more>

Libraries Evolve


Welcome to Evolve - a new and imaginative programme of events and artworks within Devon's libraries. Find out more>

Libby eBooks, Audiobooks & more 

Use Libby to start downloading free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewspapers and eMagazines straightaway.



Lexico is a free resource to help users with everyday language challenges. Lexico is powered by Oxford University Press free English and Spanish dictionaries and features multi-language dictionary, thesaurus, and translation content. Find out more>

Oxford Owl for Home

Oxford Owl

Help your child learn at home.  Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press offers free resources to help parent's support their child's learning. Help with reading, phonics and maths. Find out more>

Bank Holiday

Opening Hours

2nd June - Closed
3rd June - Closed
4th June - Open

Our libraries will be closed on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June for the Spring Bank Holiday and Jubilee (Topsham Library will also be closed on Saturday 4th June).

This Bank Holiday celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and many of our libraries will be hosting events and activities to mark the occasion. Contact your local library or have a look at their social media to get involved with the celebrations!

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Browse our catalogue, make reservations, check out books from the library and much more... Get your App today >

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Choose & Collect


Some libraries are offering Choose and Collect services. If you need to access this service, please email or telephone your local library to arrange collection. If you reserved online, we'll email you when your items are ready.


Devon Libraries is part of Libraries Unlimited

Book a Library Computer

computer bookings

To book a library computer in advance of your library visit.Book here>

Join Us

Joining Libraries Unlimited is completely free and gives you immediate access to an unlimited supply of books, magazines, music, information (including Ancestry Library Edition), events and more.

Join today!

Libraries Unlimited five step strategic plan
Libraries – An essential part of local recovery and renewal report October 2020 – January 2021

Libraries Unlimited delivers public libraries across Devon and Torbay, providing a trusted network of community hubs.

Our services and programmes connect communities, support wellbeing, secure digital inclusion and access for all, offer learning, exploration and skills, reach children and young people and enable business startups

Read the full article

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Find out how your donation can help our charity do more.

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Libraries Unlimited

Libraries in Devon are run by Libraries Unlimited

Bringing ideas, imagination, creativity and knowledge to enrich people’s lives and build thriving communities.

Libraries Unlimited South West, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registered company number: 9822597. Registered charity number:1170092. Registered office: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon , EX4 3PQ.

Our network service has been restored in our libraries. Service issue details.