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Collections and reading lists

More libraries and services to reopen from 17 August

Ashford Library will reopen on Tuesday 18 August and Addlestone Library on Tuesday 25 August.

From Monday 17 August the services at the 12 click and collect libraries that opened on 3 August will be extended and the Public will be allowed in the buildings to browse the collections and use the computers. These libraries are: Ash, Banstead, Bookham, Caterham Hill, Chertsey, Dittons, Ewell, Hersham, Knaphill Leatherhead, Reigate and Walton. Please check the opening times before you visit.

From Tuesday 18 August a further 14 libraries will be reopened offering a click and collect door service. This service will be available from the following libraries: Ashtead, Caterham Valley, Cobham, Cranleigh, Esher, Frimley Green, Haslemere, Horsley, Merstham, Molesey, Shepperton, Stanwell, Sunbury and West Byfleet. Please check the opening times before you visit.

Click and collect service

The click and collect door service allows customers to return their items, collect Ready Reads and reserved books. However, the public will not be allowed into the buildings for the time being.

Surrey libraries computer access

Computer access is now available at the following libraries: Camberley, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Horley, Oxted, Redhill, Staines, Weybridge and Woking. Please read the guidelines for use on our Coronavirus information page

The library service is working hard to increase library opening hours but these will be built back up over time due to the additional capacity needed to manage the new required measures. Visit the Coronavirus information page to keep up to date with which libraries and services are open.

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, Adult Learning offer a number of 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 28 of our libraries and you can reserve them at any of our libraries or from our online catalogue.

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:

Woking, Guildford, Epsom, Camberley, Redhill, Staines, Ashford, Ewell, Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere , Sunbury, Bookham, Oxted, Horley, Esher, Banstead, Weybridge, Caterham Valley, Dittons, Walton, Dorking , Molesey, Egham, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Reigate and Cranleigh.

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