Passmore Edwards Centre
Photo: Devon County Council

The recently revamped building offers a spacious open-plan ground floor, a new IT suite, a café, a dedicated teenage section, a railway-themed children’s library, a comfortable space for families and, of course, plenty of books.

The landmark building has been transformed so that it meets the demand for modern 21st century services, and opens officially on 18 July.

In a rapidly growing town, the refurbishment and extension of the building has delivered additional library space for children, young people and families, fit-for-purpose studios and teaching rooms, and better display and storage for the Railway Studies collection, which is the largest collection of such material outside the National Railway Museum in York.

Integrated services

The ambitious flagship development houses a modern 21st century library, adult and community learning facility, and services that are supporting people with learning disabilities. It also includes an IT suite, WiFi technology, café and meeting rooms available for local groups to use.

Follow the links on this page for a virtual tour of the library and the full description in the Designing Libraries database.