Libraries and opening times

Exeter libraries

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

Address: University Library, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4PT

Postal address: (including book returns): Forum Library, C/O Mail Room - Old Library, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4SB
Telephone: Exeter 01392 723867 (internal: 3867)



Opening times and access

The Forum Library is open 24/7 for current students and staff.  Services available as below:


Self-service and library staff available


Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00  20:00 - 08:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00  18:00 - 10:00

*During self-service hours you can:

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

Research Commons

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


 Research Commons


Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun, Bank Holidays 10:00 - 18:00

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

The Special Collections reading room will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31st.

Special Collections Reading Room

Term Time


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

*The Special Collections 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.

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

The St Luke's Library is based in the Haighton building which can be found using the St Luke's Campus map


  • Over 180 study seats; 36 of these are in the 24/7 study room, Photocopy, scan and print facilities
  • 36 computers, of which the majority are in the 24/7 computer room
  • Lukes Library Floor Plan 


  • 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.

Opening Times

The computer room and 24/7 study room are accessible overnight. You will need to swipe in with your UniCard.

St Luke's Library



Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun, Bank Holidays 10:00 - 18:00

Address: The Devon & Exeter Institution Library, 7 The Close, Exeter, Devon. EX1 1EZ.
Telephone: +44 (0)1392 251017 

The Devon and Exeter Institution Library is an independent subscription library founded in 1813 and housed in a Grade 2* listed building in Cathedral Close in the centre of Exeter. 

Full membership is available free to University of Exeter staff and postgraduate students - please apply in person at the Devon and Exeter Institution. University of Exeter undergraduates may use the library for reference only, on production of a valid University of Exeter ID card. 

The library collections, c.34,000 volumes (included in the University Library's online catalogue), are particularly strong in South West studies, nineteenth century periodicals, biography, history and topography. 

The library is open from 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Cornwall libraries

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

Information on Archives and Special Collections for both Falmouth University and University of Exeter Cornwall Campus 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.
  • Floor Plans

Opening Times

 Main Book Collection
Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 24/7 08.45 - 21.00
Saturday - Sunday 24/7 10.00 - 18.00

Vacation Opening Times

 Main Book Collection 
Opening Hours 
Opening Hours 
 Monday - Friday  09.00 - 20.00  09.00 - 18.00
 Saturday - Sunday  Closed  Closed


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.
  • Floor Plans

Opening Times

 Access to CollectionsHelpdesk Counter
Monday - Friday 08.45 - 21.00 08.45 - 21.00
Saturday 10.00 - 18.00 10.00 - 18.00
Sunday 13.00 - 18.00 (Self-issue) Closed


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