Our Charity

Bringing ideas, imagination, creativity and knowledge to enrich lives and build thriving communities

Our Charity

Created in 2016, Libraries Unlimited is the charity which runs the public library service in Devon and Torbay. We are a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, commissioned by Devon County Council and Torbay Council, and drawing extra support from a variety of funders, partners and collaborators.

Libraries Unlimited is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) delivering Evolve, an imaginative programme of events and artworks with Devon’s libraries, in partnership with artists and communities and funded by Arts Council England and Exeter City Council.

Business & IP Centre Devon is delivered by Libraries Unlimited and funded by the British Library, London.

Since our inception we’ve proven to be a ground-breaking model for running libraries in the UK, bringing ideas, imagination, creativity and knowledge to enrich people’s lives and build thriving communities. We do this by:

  • Promoting a love of reading
  • Providing free access to resources and information
  • Inspiring everyone to learn, create and realise their potential
  • Enabling everyone to explore and connect to the wider world
  • Offering welcoming spaces
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.


Libraries Unlimited believes…

…in the unlimited potential of library services to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through a shared love of reading and access to high quality information and facilities.