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Exeter Libraries

Exeter Central Library

  • Opening Hours
  • Telephone
  • Services
  • Catalogue and Renewals
  • Events
  • Devon Heritage Centre
  • Music and Play Sets Service
  • Exeter Library Author Events
  • Library Images on Flickr
  • Temporary library information leaflet
  • Exeter Central Library Redevelopment

***Please note Exeter Central Library is now closed and will re-open at 9.00 on Thursday 22 May. During the closure period, St Thomas library will be extending its opening hours.***

Castle Street
Devon EX4 3PQ


Renewals0845 155 1001
Library01392 384218
Westcountry Studies*- For all enquiries, please contact the Devon Heritage Centre01392 384253 (*14:00 - 16:00 Tue - Fri)
Fax:01392 278925

Centre Manager: Lorraine Langdon

Yes. Exeter Central Temporary library is in a good city centre location. Further information about city centre parking can be found here - Car Parks Information and Advice. For wheelchair users and parents with buggies, there is a ramp alongside the steps to the main doors, or alternative access through an attractive courtyard garden at the side of the building. There are seven disabled parking spaces behind Boots on the corner of Northernhay Place. Within the building there is a lift to the first floor – lift dimensions 116cm x 79c

Opening Hours

Exeter Central Temporary Library (from 3rd December 2012)

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00


  • Adult and children's books for loan
  • Reference and information books and leaflets
  • PCs with Internet, email, and word processing/Office
  • Specially adapted PC+ Computer for people with disabilities
  • Music CDs
  • Audio Books (Spoken word) on CD and MP3 CD
  • DVDs
  • Language courses
  • Fiction and non-fiction collections in Arabic, Chinese and Polish
  • Requests service - books, music and film
  • Photocopier
  • Fax
  • Meeting Room for Hire
  • Activities and events for children
  • Reading groups
  • Wi-Fi
  • Self-service Technology (with card payments)
  • Get into Reading Groups
  • Arts Award Centre