Torquay Library


Torquay Library is one of four libraries within the Torbay Library community. I’m afraid Torquay Library looks a little neglected. The signs (and building) could do with a a bit of a clean. On the plus side there was a car park next door.

The staff were very nice despite the fact we were lingering 20 minutes before closing time on a Saturday.

Inside there is quite a lot of green, yellow and wood. The carpet and trolleys are green – as are the window frames outside. Inside, the space is very open and it is lovely that you can see there’s lots of stock on offer. There is a large gallery around the central part of the building with study desks and more books.

The children’s library is colourful and there is a separate local studies room dedicated to a local historian.

I could see from their posters that they have lego club and code club and their website lists regular history and poetry evenings. Although the library is closed Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

They had an unusual customer – a pigeon.


They have a great active twitter presence with fun gifs and photos: @TorquayLib

Since we visited in April the Library has improved its teen space which is discussed in this video: