Libraries and opening times

Exeter libraries

If you wish to visit one of our libraries you can locate them on the campus map here

Forum Library 

Library staff available,

Visitors allowed

Self-service for

current students and staff only

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00  20:00 - 08:00
Sat - Sun, Bank Holidays 10:00 - 18:00  18:00 - 10:00

The Forum library is open 24/7 for current students and staff.

*During self-service hours you can:

  • Use the library for study
  • Use the computer and print facilities
  • Borrow using self-service machines**
  • Return using machine or drop box

**The self-service machines will not allow you to borrow under the following circumstances:

  • Use of an invalid UniCard (only your most recent UniCard is valid, previously issued UniCards are no longer valid for use.  See SID for help.)
  • Exceed the maximum number of items allowed
  • Have very overdue items
  • Have unpaid fines above £10

Forum Library location: Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PT

Forum Library postal address for library book return: 

Forum Library - Book Returns

University of Exeter Mail Room

Old Library Building

Prince of Wales Road

Exeter, Devon


Telephone: Exeter 01392 723867


  • Computer clusters, photocopy, scan and print services
  • Study spaces for silent, quiet, group or accessible study
  • Forum Library Floor Plan


Old Library
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun, Bank Holidays 10:00 - 18:00

Old Library is open throughout the academic year as a self service library, where you may:

  • Use the library for study
  • Use the computer and print facilities
  • Borrow using self-service machine and return in the outside drop box

Use the on site Library Help phone if you have questions

Address: Old Library, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SB 

Telephone: 01392 723867 (internal: 3867) 



  • Arab World Documentation Unit
  • Official Publications, Print copies of Science Journals

Special Collections and Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Old Library, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon. EX4 4SB 

Special Collections: 01392 722096 (internal: 2096) or 722097 (internal: 2097)
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum: 01392 724321 (internal: 4321)

Special Collections: 
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum:

Opening Times

Easter vacation opening: The reading room will be closed over the Easter weekend including Good Friday and Easter Monday, but is open the rest of the vacation by prior appointment. Please email any requests at least 24 hours in advance to or

Ronald Duncan Reading Room

Term Time


Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00* 10:00-17:00*
Sat - Sun Closed

*The Ronald Duncan Reading Room is open by prior appointment, please provide at least 24 hour notice to make an appointment and pre-reserve materials.

Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

If you wish to visit the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum go to their website here to find out when they are open and how to access materials.

St Luke's Library is swipe access for students, staff and other individuals with library membership.


St Luke's Library Collection

Computer Room Ground floor and
Study Room First floor 

Monday - Friday

08:00 - 20:00

Swipe card access with Unicard


Swipe card access with Unicard

Saturday - Sunday, Bank Holidays

10:00 - 18:00

Swipe card access with Unicard

Library staff will be in the building and available to help between 11:00 - 14:00, Mon - Fri, during term time.

St Luke's library is self-service, and you may:

  • Use the library for study
  • Use the computer and print facilities
  • Borrow and return using self-service machines

Address: St Luke's Campus Library, Heavitree Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LU
Telephone: 01392 723867 (internal: 3867)



  • Books, journals and resources cover a range of subjects with specialisms in Education, Medicine and Sports Science
  • School-Based Work (teaching practice) contains materials directly relevant to school age children.

Cornwall libraries

The Library Service based in Cornwall serves a dual role of supporting students from Falmouth University (incorporating Dartington College of Arts) and the Penryn Campus.

Information on Archives and Special Collections for our Cornwall campuses can be found here.

Address: Penryn Campus Library, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, TR10 9FE.
Tel: (01326) 370441
Fax: (01326) 370437
Website: Penryn Campus Library website


  • Supports students of both Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.
  • A wide range of resources on earth sciences, geography and those associated with the original  Institute of Cornish Studies and Camborne School of Mines. 
  • Subjects include: biosciences, contemporary crafts, Cornish and Celtic studies, design, engineering, history, geography, journalism, law, literature, media, photography and politics.

Here are the Penryn Campus Library Opening Hours.

Address: Falmouth Campus Library, Falmouth University, Woodlane, Falmouth, TR11 4RH.
Tel: (01326) 213815
Fax: (01326) 213827
Website: Falmouth Campus Library website


  • This library houses a range of resources and covers many subjects including art, graphic design, advertising and architecture. 

The Falmouth Campus Library Opening Hours are here.