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National Lockdown

Following the government’s announcement that Devon has been placed in Tier 2 when lockdown ends on 2nd December, we can confirm that our libraries will reopen for public access to choose books from the shelves and use the computer facilities. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.

Choose & Collect


Please email or telephone to arrange collection. If you reserved for free online, we'll email you when your items are ready.


Devon Libraries is part of Libraries Unlimited

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.

Choose and Collect is available in All Libraries except Bovey Tracey and Salcombe. No fines will apply during the period of closure, and until we fully reopen.

Returning items
Please check your local library opening hours.  For libraries currently offering the Choose & Collect service you will need to email or telephone to arrange drop off. There will be no fines as your current loan period has been extended.

New Library Opens

Bovey Tracey Library

Bovey Tracey Library has moved to a brand new building, allowing it to provide a more enhanced service for the local community. Find out more>

Help Mobile Libraries

Mobile Library Van

The current mobile library is going into retirement. Libraries Unlimited launches a crowdfunder to get a mobile library on the road. Watch the video >

eMagazines - RBdigital


Read popular eMagazines from Devon Libraries RBdigital, in full digital editions on a computer or mobile device for free using your library card and PIN. Find out more>

Libraries Unlimited podcast

Libraries Unlimited podcast

New - The Libraries Unlimited podcast is here! We take an in depth look at Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs the Library Service in Devon and Torbay. Find out more>

Ancestry Library Edition


Thousands of sources of information and records to help research your family history including censuses and birth, marriage and death indexes. Find out more>

Newspapers - RBdigital

Rb Digital Newspapers

Unlimited access to thousands of newspapers through RBdigital Pressreader. Find out more>

Libby eBooks and Audiobooks

Meet Libby

Libby is the new way you can download free eBooks and audiobooks via your Devon Libraries membership.

Get the Libby or Overdrive App and start downloading free books straightaway.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

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

Audio Books - RBdigital

Audio Books

New - Discover more than 1,000 eAudio titles without holds, reservations or waiting for titles to be available. Find out more>

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

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



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>

Online Events

Online events

We have exciting online events and a wide range of online activities to keep all ages amused! Find out more>

Libraries Evolve


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

Borrow Box - Audiobooks



Borrowbox gives you access to 1000s of Audiobooks, simply download the App, and log in. Find out more>

The Sea Around Us


Love a good read? Love the sea? Tidelines invites you to take part in an Exe-estuary wide ‘summer read’ of Rachel Carson’s book The Sea Around Us. Find out more>

Book a Library Computer

computer bookings

You can pre-book a library computer, for Dec 2nd onward, in advance of your library visit. Book here>

Join Us

Joining Devon Libraries 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!

Join the Winter Mini Challenge and become a reading hero!

Winter mini challenge

The Winter Mini Challenge launches on Tuesday 1st December and finishes on Friday 15th January.  Sign up here

To take part, children simply read three or more books - these can be any books of their choice. Every time they finish a book, they add it to their Challenge website profile and leave a short book review.

Reaching their online reading goal will unlock a virtual badge and a special Everyone Is A Hero certificate to print off and keep!

Find out more here

Libraries Unlimited five step strategic plan

Libraries play an essential part in local recovery and renewal

The role that libraries play in supporting local communities is numerous and varied. In the challenging times of the last few months when our buildings have been closed to the public we have found new ways of connecting with people, and the services we provide digitally have grown considerably.

Read the full article

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