Following the government’s announcement of a national lockdown starting 5th November, we can confirm that our libraries will be open for our Choose & Collect service. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.
Choose & Collect
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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