Libraries and Heritage

Listed below are the main sections and some additional relevant websites which we hope will help you get to the right place quicker. You can also visit the topic homepage at Libraries which has additional news and features.
  • Academic and research journals

    The Access to Research service is a new initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK

  • Arts and culture

    We recognise the value of the arts and culture to the people of Devon and through many of our services working with children and adults we aim to foster an appreciation for, and to encourage participation in, artistic and creative activity

  • Devon centres

    Welcome to your Devon Centre, your community’s gateway to help and advice about local services, improving your skills, flexible workspace / meeting rooms and your library

  • FabLab Devon

    An open access digital fabrication laboratory where just about anybody can make just about anything

  • Family history

    Help and advice whether you are just beginning to research your family history, or are already an experienced researcher

  • Historic environment

    Devon is widely celebrated for the great beauty and diversity of its landscapes, for its numerous historic settlements, ancient buildings and archaeological sites

  • Libraries

    Renew a book online or use the library catalogue to find and reserve books, films, music and more

  • Library catalogue

    The catalogue offers full search facilities to help you to find and reserve books, films, music, audio books and more

  • Local studies

    Libraries in Devon hold a wealth of information to help you research local and family history

  • Mobile libraries

    The Mobile Library service visits each location on its schedule once every 4 weeks

  • Parish registers

    Parish registers are one of the four main sources used by family historians researching families in England and Wales. They are also an essential source for parish history and demography

  • Reading groups

    A reading group is a great way of sharing the love of reading and inspiring you to try something different

  • Workhubs

    Rapid developments in technology, rising transport costs and quality of life factors are fundamentally changing the way we work