We are a thriving Independent Historic Library and Educational Charity, welcoming new members of all ages.
We are open as usual: Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.
Contact us:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Make an appointment

Make an appointment to view items from our collections

Research appointments to view our library collections are open to all members. Find out how to become a member by clicking here. Non-members can purchase a day membership for £10, which is payable on arrival. A table will be reserved for you in the inner library.

You can make an appointment:

Please include details of the items that you would like to consult. Pre-booking is essential for all items from our Heritage collection (this helps us to preserve the books for the long term). Browsing of our modern South West collections is allowed but we would also recommend pre-booking where possible, so that the books are ready for you on arrival.

  • You can also book online via our bookings system. If you are not already a member, you will need to sign up as a member first, and then you can make your collections research booking. The Librarian will contact you for details of the items that you would like to consult.

Our collections catalogue can be accessed here. Go to ‘advanced search’ and narrow the location to ‘Devon and Exeter Institute’.

We are happy to make collections recommendations, if there is a particular subject that you are interested in, so please feel free to get in touch.