Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 4th January, Libraries Unlimited has decided to temporarily close our buildings in Devon and Torbay from the end of Tuesday 5th January.

For guidance on Coronavirus and the latest information on the situation, visit the government Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page.

Bringing ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s lives and communities


Thank you for your interest in Libraries Unlimited, an independent staff and community owned organisation.

About Libraries Unlimited

Libraries Unlimited is an independent charity running 50 libraries across Devon and 4 libraries in Torbay, as well as 4 mobile libraries and a range of other services including; two FabLabs, and 2 Business and Intellectual Property Centres. We have approximately 380 members of staff working across our multiple locations. We are also an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), expanding our services to include high-quality arts and cultural events and activities for our users. We have an ambitious vision to grow and develop our organisation, our people and our services. We firmly believe that great libraries have a huge, positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities and we are committed to developing our new organisation to have an even bigger impact in local communities in the future. Our staff are critical to ensuring that our libraries continue to have maximum impact, and you could be part of this.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Permanent           Relief           Apprenticeships

Permanent Positions

Business Development Manager (Job ref: BDM001)
Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 depending on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Exeter Library, with some homeworking
Closing date: 9am, Mon 8 March
Interview date: Thu 18 March

Are you someone with imagination, flair and a commercial mindset? Can you help identify, prioritise, develop and grow new business initiatives for a leading Devon based charity?

If so, we’d love to hear from you! Libraries Unlimited is a leading Devon based charity and we’re looking to grow our commercial income base. We’re seeking someone who is organised, efficient and able to prepare business plans for various opportunities and see them through to implementation, playing a key part in ensuring our financial success.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Steve Turner, Head of Commercial and Innovation at

Recruitment pack
Job description
Equality Monitoring Form

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, explaining why you’re suitable for the role, along with an Equality Monitoring Form to

Relief Positions

We currently don’t have any relief positions available. Please check back soon.


We currently don’t have any apprenticeship opportunities available. Please check back soon.

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.