Library Services in Devon
Libraries Unlimited runs Devon’s public library service on behalf of Devon County Council. Your local library has something for everyone: books and information, music, films, computers with access to the Internet and more. Free Wi-Fi is available in all our libraries.
Library Services in Torbay
Libraries Unlimited runs libraries in Torbay on behalf of Torbay Council. The four public libraries in Torbay are: Paignton Library, Torquay Library, Brixham Library and Churston Library. All libraries offer a range of events and activities, free access to books and information, free WiFi and a range of digital resources including eBooks and digital magazines.
Business and IP Centre
The Business & IP Centre in Exeter, Barnstaple, Paignton, Okehampton and Seaton libraries provides support to business owners, entrepreneurs and inventors, in partnership with the British Library. You can access a comprehensive collection of online databases and publications and attend practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks.
We are looking to support Devon-based SMEs (registered in the South Hams or West Devon, specifically) with fully-funded support to create a carbon reduction plan. There is also the chance to access a grant up to the value of £10k in order to implement proposed improvements. To find out more and to express your interest please visit this web page.
FabLab Devon, based in Exeter Library, is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication facilities. It’s an open access, not-for-profit, community resource where anybody can invent and make just about anything.
Somerset Literacy Network
The Somerset Literacy Network supports English Subject Leaders through online twilight meetings twice a term. These meetings give Subject Leaders the chance to gain updates on local and national issues.
Schools within the SLN have access to a wide range of resources and materials to support the continued improvement of English teaching. Many of these resources have been developed directly as a result of requests from SLN schools and relevant materials continue to be made available on a regular basis.
We offer support directly to schools and through a Framework Agreement with Resources for Learning Gold and Gold Star subscribers (Somerset Schools).
Meeting Room Hire
Libraries Unlimited offers competitively priced meeting rooms and conference room hire services across Devon in a range of locations. Our meeting rooms and facilities vary depending on location, ranging from small meeting rooms to larger conferencing facilities. Our meeting rooms are competitively priced and each room is unique, providing ideal venues for workshops, interviews, presentations and events. They are located within the vibrant learning environment of our libraries.
Join our thriving, supportive community of professionals in a way that works for you at our new Work:Spaces at Newton Abbot and Teignmouth libraries. Whether you need a desk for a day, ongoing office space, or somewhere to regularly collaborate, get inspired and network – we are here for you.
Customers receive free Wi-Fi, access to bike storage and showers, tea and coffee making facilities and benefit from opportunities for networking and collaboration. Both Work:Spaces are in convenient town centre locations, with full wheelchair access.
Our Retail Cart
Are you a local artisan, seller, or small business looking for retail space to sell your products and promote your business? Now you can with Libraries Unlimited’s Retail Cart scheme. Available in Exeter, Barnstaple and Paignton libraries, this retail opportunity will give sellers and businesses the chance to grow in the heart of local communities. Available throughout the year, and with prices starting at £25 per day and with block bookings available.