Reasons to join up and become a member
- Become part of a community, united in supporting Exeter’s oldest library in its original setting.
- Support our charitable cause of preserving 7 Cathedral Close for public education and enjoyment.
- Tranquil and convenient reading and meeting space in the centre of Exeter.
- Magnificent early 19th century galleried libraries for research, reading and relaxation.
- Quiet and airy study space in the Upper Reading Room with spectacular views of the Cathedral.
- Wifi throughout the building.
- Daily and weekend newspapers and a range of weekly and monthly journals and magazines.
- Members’ self-service refreshments and snacks available daily in the Courtenay Room.
- Weekly lunch service on Wednesdays in the Courtenay Room – 12-2pm.
- Access to a unique reference library comprising over thirty thousand books and periodicals, and collections of maps, ephemera, prints and drawings, five days per week.
- Borrowing of up to six books or DVDs from our contemporary collection.
- Bookable spaces for members’ study and research with specialist support from the library team.
- An exciting programme of events, lectures and visits for members and their guests.
- Members’ interest groups, including a film club, book, gardening and research groups.
- Monthly Saturday morning Bookworms’ club for Junior Members and their adults.
- On-line subscription to the London Library and use of the digital microfilm reader.
- A member discount for our bookable meeting rooms.
- Specialist training and volunteering opportunities for members.
Coming soon, as part of The Next Chapter Project
- New reading and meeting spaces in the South Range and Garden Room.
- New fibre Wi-Fi throughout the building.
- New lavatories and lift, making the building fully accessible.
- New sustainable heating and lighting systems.
There are several membership options available. Come and chat to us in the office to see which is best for you and your family.
Membership Fees from July 1st, 2023
|Individual Membership||£120.00 or £10 per month x 12 installments via GoCardless|
|Additional family member||£90|
|Joint (two people living at the same address)||£210 or £17.50 per month x 12 installments via GoCardless|
|Junior Membership (Under 18s)||£12.00|
|Temporary Membership (3 months)||£60.00|
|Non Members research day pass||£10.00|
|Non Members research week pass||£25.00|
|University of Exeter Membership
Young Membership (18-25s)
Lower Income (for those in receipt of Universal Credit)
You may purchase membership online and then provide identification to the office to validate your application. We charge ‘One-off’ joining fee of £15 per membership .
Alternatively, a hard copy of the application form is available from the office. Pop in and our staff and volunteers will be pleased to help you.
Our Membership Officer is in the front office on Tuesdays.
|FoC (Currently funded by a partnership agreement)
£60.00 or £5 per month x 12 installments via GoCardless
£60 or £5 per month x 12 installments via GoCardless