Exeter Library

Sense Abilities worked with Exeter Library providing a Pop-up Sensory Session during their regular Thursday Quiet Time.


Exeter Library is open seven days a week and receives an average of 1,500 visits a day. The library has over 1km of shelves containing over 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs. In addition, the library has a reserve stack of approximately 150,000 items, available on request.

There is a large children’s library overlooking Rougemont Gardens. It has a separate teen area. Also 34 computers which are free to use for up to 2 hours per day and printing and copying facilities.

Exeter Library is also home to the Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre. You can access information and attend business events and workshops to support your business or start up. The library also houses the first FabLab to be located within a public library in England. FabLab Devon is a community creative space that provides access to a range of digital equipment and machinery.

Every Thursday between 5-7pm is Quite Time at Exeter Library. It’s a great chance for children along with their parents/carers to relax with a book. Sense Abilities were really pleased to be able to offer a trial pop-up sensory session in conjunction with this. It proved extremely popular with up to 50 adults and children accessing it.  Exploring their senses within the friendly children’s library area. Funding is now being sort to provide more sensory sessions. We’re hoping this will be achieved in the new year. We will announce any news and updates as soon as we can.

You can find out more about Exeter Library HERE

If you are an organisation or individual that would like to collaborate with us then contact us to discuss further via out CONTACT FORM or by emailing hello@senseabilities.org.uk

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