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We are planning a phased reopening of our libraries from w/c 6th July. Find out more by following this link - Phased reopening of Torbay Libraries.

During the period of lockdown - No fines were applied, and any items on loan were extended to 31st August. As libraries reopen, we will revert to our normal terms and conditions for fines and fees.

Our virtual library service is still open, bringing you e-books, audiobooks and magazines, along with reference subscriptions, including access to Ancestry Library Edition. We are are also creating fun online content and live streaming events each week. Choose from Rhythm & Rhyme, Story Time, Language Cafes, Reading Groups, Zoom Daily Chat, Online Quizzes, Virtual Author Talks, Staff Book Recommendations and much more...

Returning items
For all items borrowed prior to lockdown, we have extended loan dates through to the end of August 2020. We welcome your visit to your local library and you can return books, CDs and DVDs.  Please check your local library opening hours.  For libraries currently offering the Choose & Collect service you will need to email or telephone to arrange drop off. There will be no fines as your current loan period has been extended.

Phased Reopening

Coronavirus update

For latest news and updates regarding our plans to reopen, please visit this page. Our plans are evolving and we will endeavour to provide timely updates. 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

Meet Libby

Libby is the new way you can download 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>

My Account

Book a Library Computer

computer bookings

You can pre-book a library computer in advance of your library visit. Book 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.

Join today!

Summer Reading Challenge - Let's Get Silly
Running until 5th Sep.
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Alex Kittow - Chief Executive, Libraries Unlimited

In these challenging and fast changing times, Libraries Unlimited give thanks to our staff, partners, volunteers, trustees, Friends Groups and to all of our customers. Our staff are homeworking and have responded promptly and creatively to the pace of change in this current situation.

We have many positives to share such as our digital library now stocks 17,000 eBooks and 6,000 eAudiobooks, we have enabled home access to the popular Ancestry Library Edition, over 6,000 people have viewed our Bounce and Rhyme online sessions, 46% increase in digital book loans since beginning of March in Devon and our library staff are in telephone contact with their vulnerable customers.

We read all of your feedback and it's a pleasure to read what your library means to you particularly at this time. We are honoured to be serving our communities in Devon and Torbay.

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