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Quay Words and Libraries Unlimited Writer-in-Residence: Exploring the stories of Exeter’s Women

Posted on 17 Nov 2020

We are excited to announce that in collaboration with Literature Works and Quay Words we are seeking submissions for a Writer-in-Residence this coming spring 2021. The chosen writer will be in residence for two months, firstly at Exeter Library in February followed by Exeter Custom House in March. We are interested in the shared writer-in-residence … Continue reading

National Lockdown (updated 12th November 2020)

Posted on 12 Nov 2020

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. One hour computer sessions are available for essential use such as Universal Credit and job seeking at Exeter, Barnstaple, Newton Abbot, Exmouth, Bideford or Paignton libraries by appointment only. … Continue reading

A library for a new era – enhanced Bovey Tracey Library opens in Riverside Community Centre

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A spacious new library serving the local community in Bovey Tracey opened on Thursday 12th November. Situated in the brand new Riverside Community Centre, the light and newly furnished space will have more room for visitors and staff, and for the first time will feature a self-service machine which allows customers to check out their … Continue reading

Smart new refit for Uffculme Library aims to help children catch up on missed schooling

Posted on 10 Nov 2020

Uffculme Library will be getting a fresh new look thanks to the generosity of local supporters. It’s hoped the new shelving, noticeboards and paintwork will enhance the library and attract new users to discover this vital community resource. The library will be closed from Monday 16th November, 12pm and will reopen again on Monday 7th … Continue reading

Exciting new apprenticeship opportunity at Exeter Library

Posted on 26 Oct 2020

Libraries Unlimited has launched an exciting new apprenticeship opportunity at Exeter Library.  The application process opens on Monday 26th October and closes on Monday 9th November. In July 2020, Libraries Unlimited Board published medium-term strategic objectives for the organisation, focussing on playing a key role in community development and regeneration, and helping the economy of … Continue reading

Help Libraries Unlimited Get This Mobile Library On The Road

Posted on 23 Oct 2020

Libraries Unlimited launches a crowdfunder to get a mobile library on the road – bringing books and a lifeline to 80 rural communities in South Hams and West Devon. The current mobile library, affectionately known as Gertie, is going into retirement. This van has given 14 years’ service to rural communities, but sadly is becoming more … Continue reading

New era for Bovey Tracey Library as it moves to Riverside Community Centre

Posted on 20 Oct 2020

An exciting new era for Bovey Tracey Library begins next month, when it will be moved to a brand new building, allowing it to provide a more enhanced service for the local community. The library will close at 4pm on Thursday 29th October and reopen on Thursday 12th November 2020. The facility will be moved … Continue reading

Libraries play an essential part in local recovery and renewal

Posted on 01 Oct 2020

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. The period of lock-down has been … Continue reading

Black History Month 2020

Posted on 30 Sep 2020

Black History Month is an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. It is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the diversity of our communities across Devon and Torbay. We will be promoting books and resources and we will be highlighting projects that we are developing with partner … Continue reading

Libraries Week 2020 – A love of books is for life, not just for lockdown

Posted on 28 Sep 2020

Celebrating a love of reading is the theme that Libraries Unlimited is championing throughout this year’s national Libraries Week (5th – 10th October). Libraries across Devon and Torbay will be inviting book lovers to discover and rediscover all that they have to offer. “Many people turned to reading with renewed enthusiasm during lockdown,” said Libraries … Continue reading

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.