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Collections and reading lists

Libraries reopening news and updates

From Monday 5 October, 17 libraries will extend their opening hours. For the latest updates and information on current library services, opening hours and how we are keeping customers and staff safe, visit our Coronavirus information page.

Language books and courses

We provide a range of language books and multimedia courses.

To borrow one of these courses you need to be a member of your local library.

Course lengths vary depending on the level and style.

They are located in the standard stock of your local library, or can be reserved online.

Most language courses come with one or more audio tapes or CDs and an instruction booklet for practice. The exercises are usually a combination of written exercises, listening exercises and speaking skills.

Also, there are number of adult learning language courses in a classroom environment.

Poetry

If you have a passion for poems, take a look at our Poetry in Surrey blog, and make a suggestion or submission of your own. The blog is updated daily, and includes sections dedicated to poetry recordings, children's poetry, and selected poetry titles available from Surrey Libraries.

Search the catalogue to explore our extensive range of poetry titles from around the world, including both classic and modern poets. Alternatively search for poetry eBooks and eAudiobooks available now via our digital platforms.

Graphic novels

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a graphic novel.

You can find graphic novels in 24 of our libraries and you can reserve them at any of our libraries or from our online catalogue.

For even more try searching our ecomics service.

What's in the graphic novels collections?

There are popular series from action adventure, dark fantasy and gothic noir to manga.

You'll find titles by well known authors like Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Art Spiegelman and Frank Miller. Not to mention Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Kosuke Fujishima, Masami Tsuda and Shuichi Shigeno.

Where you can find graphic novels?

Libraries with graphic novel collections:

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