Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

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

Support us

Libraries Unlimited is a staff and community owned charity and social enterprise.

Every penny we raise goes directly towards library services that help make a difference to people’s lives and communities.

Through home library visits, one-to-one IT and business support, community events, free library services, advice and resources, we provide support to people of all ages across Devon and Torbay.

You can support us by clicking the button below or by donating within your local library.

Donate now

If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make your cheque payable to “Libraries Unlimited South West” and send to: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PQ.

Libraries Unlimited is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

Support our charity with 5K May 2021

Participate in 5K May for Libraries Unlimited wording with illustration of a runner

Walk, run, swim, cycle, hop, skip, or even roll – there are endless possibilities for getting involved with 5K May! 

We’re inviting you to commit to completing 5K, however you choose, across the month of May – that can be all in one go, split across multiple days or even shared between friends and family – socially distanced of course.  

Once you’ve completed your 5K, donate £5 and nominate 5 more people to get involved with the challenge. 

So whether you’re doing laps around your garden, taking a stroll with your dog, or daring a chilly dip in the sea, enjoy getting into the great outdoors and moving your body, all while raising valuable funds to support our work in our local communities.  

Start your challenge now!


Use JustGiving to make a single or regular donation or support our latest campaign. Clicking the ‘Donate to’ button below, will take you to our charity page where you can choose how much you would like to give.

Support Torbay Libraries via the Torbay Lottery

Torbay Libraries has launched on the Torbay Lottery. Buy your tickets from our charity page to support Torbay Libraries. 50p from every £1 ticket will go to supporting our charitable work across Torbay in Brixham Library, Churston Library, Paignton Library and Torquay Library. You don’t need to live in Torbay to play. Supporters must be aged 16 or over. Please play responsibly. Thank you for your support and good luck!


Give As You Live

Give as you Live Online is the free and easy way to raise free funds, simply by shopping online or by making a donation.

Join for free today and start fundraising when you shop at over 4,300 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and you will be directed to the store’s website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for Libraries Unlimited!

Amazon Smile

Do you use Amazon? You can donate to our charity simply by shopping with Amazon without spending an extra penny.

Amazon Smile is a website run by Amazon where you can access the same products at the same prices as the Amazon website. When you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the cost of all eligible products to our charity.

Click here to take you to the login page. Simply logon to your Amazon account as normal and search for Libraries Unlimited South West in the ‘pick your own charity’ search bar. Select us as your chosen charity and start your shop!

Donation from Tesco will create a new reading scheme

A big thank you to our supporters who voted for us in the Tesco Bags of Help campaign.  Library supporters and Devon shoppers have voted for Libraries Unlimited to receive a £10,000 Tesco Centenary Grant.

In celebration of Tesco’s Centenary, the supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to deliver two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a £100,000 funding pot in Devon.

The community funding scheme supports community groups and charities to deliver projects that have a positive impact on communities. In third place, Libraries Unlimited has been awarded £10,000.

The donation will be used to create a free activity that helps children to become happy, confident readers, so they can do better at school and improve their life chances.

For more information visit the Libraries Unlimited news page.

If you’re interested in leaving a Legacy in your Will, click here to find out more.

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.