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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.

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

A Thank You from us to you

Light A Star with Zena, Pip and Libro standing by Christmas treeIn November we launched our Light a Star Christmas campaign, and asked if you were able to spare a few pennies to help support our mission to give every child the gift of reading.

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you for all of your generous donations which are going a long way in helping us to bring the joy of stories and books to children across Devon and Torbay.

Each donation has contributed towards providing invaluable Bounce & Rhyme or Music Rhythm and Rhyme sessions, Secret Book Quest packages so young readers can fuel their love of books and celebrate their reading milestones, and Story Time sessions, so little ones can gather together at their local library and enjoy tales read by their favourite library staff.

With your support we can continue to give the gift of reading to every child.  Find out more about this campaign on our news page.


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.