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Following the government’s announcement of a national lockdown starting 5th November, we can confirm that our libraries will be open for our Choose & Collect service. Learn more on our Covid-19 updates page.

Choose & Collect


Please email or telephone to arrange collection. If you reserved for free online, we'll email you when your items are ready.


Black History Month

Black History Month

An annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. Celebrating the diversity of our communities. Find out more>

Ancestry Library Edition


Thousands of sources of information and records to help research your family history including censuses and birth, marriage and death indexes. Find out more>

eMagazines - RBdigital


Read popular eMagazines from Torbay Libraries RBdigital, in full digital editions on a computer or mobile device for free using your library card and PIN. Find out more>

Newspapers - RBdigital

Rb Digital Newspapers

Unlimited access to thousands of newspapers through RBdigital Pressreader. Find out more>

Libraries Unlimited podcast

Libraries Unlimited podcast

New - The Libraries Unlimited podcast is here! We take an in depth look at Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs the Library Service in Devon and Torbay. Find out more>

Libby eBooks and Audio books

Download the Libby app and get access to free eBooks and audiobooks

Free eBooks and audiobooks via your Torbay Libraries membership. Get the Libby or Overdrive app and start downloading free books straightaway.

Audio Books - RBdigital

Audio Books

New - Discover more than 1,000 eAudio titles without holds, reservations or waiting for titles to be available. Find out more>

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Discover our health and wellbeing collection including Reading Well titles and our Mood Boosting Books collection. Find out more>

Online Events

Online events

Although our doors are closed at the moment, we are still delivering an exciting range of activities online to keep all ages amused! What's more, no need to travel - just join in from the safety of your own home! Find out more>

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library - Access over 2 milion tracks of classical music, including an exceptionally wide range of standard and rare repertoire, for free with your library card. Find out more>

Oxford Owl for Home

Oxford Owl

Help your child learn at home.  Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press offers free resources to help parent's support their child's learning.  Help with reading, phonics and maths. Find out more>

Torbay Lottery

Torbay Lottery

Sign up for the Torbay Lottery, support us and be in with a chance to WIN a fruit and veg box for a year! Find out more>



Lexico is a free resource to help users with everyday language challenges. Lexico is powered by Oxford University Press free English and Spanish dictionaries and features multi-language dictionary, thesaurus, and translation content. Find out more>

Borrow Box - Audiobooks



Borrowbox gives you access to 1000s of Audiobooks, simply download the App, and log in. Find out more>

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Book a Library Computer

computer bookings

Computers can be pre-booked at Paignton library during lockdown. Details here

Join Us

Joining Torbay Libraries is completely free and gives you immediate access to an unlimited supply of books, magazines, music, information (including Ancestry Library Edition), events and more.

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Check out Libraries Week at your local library via individual library Facebook pages.
More information available here.

Libraries Week Oct 5

Libraries Unlimited five step strategic plan

Libraries play an essential part in local recovery and renewal

The role that libraries play in supporting local communities is numerous and varied. In the challenging times of the last few months when our buildings have been closed to the public we have found new ways of connecting with people, and the services we provide digitally have grown considerably.

Read the full article

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