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March 2021 – Libraries Unlimited announces the roadmap for reintroducing in-person library services, based on the 4-step plan set out by the government.

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Meeting Room Hire

Meeting room hire across libraries in Devon and Torbay is currently suspended.

From 17th May 2021, the rule of 6 will apply meaning that we can reopen our meeting rooms for small groups of 6.

From 21st June 2021, based on the government’s roadmap we should be able to offer meeting rooms for bigger groups.

If you have a meeting room booking, our room hire team will be in touch to discuss your booking.

We’re keeping a close eye on any changes to Government guidance and will keep customers up to date regarding changes to their booking.

To make a booking or for room hire enquiries please call 0333 2342123 or email:


Our venues across Devon include:

Barnstaple Library

Barnstaple Library has eight meeting rooms available, suitable for small meetings for just one or two people, small to medium groups ranging from 15 – 50 delegates, or larger events and functions for up to 80 people. Located within the heart of Barnstaple, the rooms all have disabled access and ample parking is available in the pay and display Cattle Market Car Park.

The meeting rooms have access to Wi-Fi, power points, screens and projectors, plus a range of other amenities are available on request. Each room has access to a kitchenette or drink making facilities or alternatively outside caterers are welcome.

Prices start from as little as £7 per hour. To book a meeting room in Barnstaple Library or find out more call 0333 2342123 or email

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The Hayridge, Cullompton

The Hayridge has six meeting rooms available for hire, ranging from a small interview room for two people, to a conference room with capacity for 60 people. Other rooms comfortably accommodate 12, 20 or 30 people. All the rooms at The Hayridge are spacious and airy, and are ideal for business meetings or training classes.

With a pay and display car park just outside the library, each room has Wi-Fi, and refreshments can be provided by the Hayridge Café. A range of services are available including projectors, smart boards, screens, flip charts and computers and Chromebooks available on request.

View the Hayridge meeting room hire brochure here>>

Prices start from just £10 per hour. To book a meeting room at The Hayridge or find out more call 0333 2342123 or email

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Exeter Library

Exeter Library has two rooms available for hire, as well as the use of the Business Hub. Located within the centre of Exeter, the rooms have access to Wi-Fi, power supplies and each have an overhead projector with screen. Flipcharts, sound systems including microphones and laptops available on request (small additional charge may apply).

Meeting room 3 offers a space for ten people in boardroom style, meeting room 5 offers a space for six people in boardroom style and the Rougemont Suite is suitable for conferences and events and can cater for up to 90 people in theatre style. The Exeter Library cafe, run by The Owl and the Pussycat Coffee House, can also provide any catering requirements.

View the Exeter Library meeting room hire brochure here>>

Prices start from £15 per hour with 30% discount for non-profit organisations. To book a meeting room or find out more contact Exeter Library on 0333 2342123 or email

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Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Passmore Edwards Centre, has five rooms to hire with room capacity ranging from 3 up to 50. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building and the meeting rooms offer microphones, display space, smartboards, laptops, projectors and CD players on request.

The Passmore Edwards Centre is fully accessible and the on-site Coffee House run by The Owl and the Pussycat restaurant offers high quality catering facilities. Rooms are bright, modern and spacious and can be arranged in a variety of different layouts.

Prices start from £5.60 per hour. To book a meeting room or find out more ring 0333 2342123 or email

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Torbay Libraries

We have a variety of meetings rooms available for hire at libraries across the Bay. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham libraries have a variety of rooms available for hire at reasonable rates.

Prices start from as little as £6 per hour. To book a meeting room or find out more ring 0333 2342123 or email

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Meeting rooms and venue hire are also available at the following libraries. Call for more information:

Braunton Library – call 01271 812808
Crediton Library – call 01363 772578
Dartmouth Library – call 01803 832502
Exmouth Library – call 01395 272677
Honiton Library – call 01404 42818
Ilfracombe Library – call 01271 862388
Ivybridge Library – call 01752 893140
Okehampton Library – call 01837 52805
Seaton Library – call 01297 21832
South Molton Library – call 01769 572128
Tavistock Library – call 01822 612218
Teignmouth Library – call 01626 774646
Tiverton Library – call 01884 244644

The libraries listed below are available to hire outside of library opening hours. To find out more please contact them direct.

Dawlish Library – 01626 862529
Kingsbridge Library – 01548 852315
Kingskerswell Library – 01803 873723
Kingsteignton Library – 01626 367980
Pinhoe Library – 01392 466007
St Thomas Library – 01392 252783

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