Libraries Unlimited believes in the unlimited potential of library services across the UK to make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities through the shared love of reading and access to a wide array of information and facilities.
Libraries Unlimited runs Devon County Council’s public library service – 50 libraries across the county and 4 mobile libraries. Starting with our operation in Devon, we are taking a new approach – re-imagining library services and adopting a new social enterprise structure that allows us to innovate to support our social goals. Across all the areas in which we operate, we aim to bring ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s lives and communities, providing inspiring spaces and supporting learning through a variety of resources, support and events.
Libraries Unlimited is a new and independent staff and community owned social enterprise, established in April 2016 with the support of Devon County Council. We are a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Our formally registered name is Libraries Unlimited South West.
Our mission is to bring ideas, imagination, knowledge and creativity to people’s lives and communities through our six core purposes:
- Promoting and encouraging a love of reading
- Providing free access to information to help people in their everyday lives
- Inspiring people of all ages to learn, imagine, create, succeed and realise their potential
- Guiding and supporting people to explore and connect to the wider world
- Offering a welcoming space to meet, socialise, learn, read and enjoy new experiences
- Supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals and local communities.