Coronavirus: due to the coronavirus outbreak, all Surrey Libraries are closed
Please read this urgent statement about Surrey's library service including information about loans and renewals.
Shut but still open
We have published a list of online services, activities and fun things for both children and adults to do whilst at home.
- Books in other languages
- Graphic novels
- Art and collecting resources
- Surrey History Centre
- Dance, drama, music resources and services
- Reminiscence collection
- Our Lit - Our LGBT virtual collection
- Surrey fiction book map
- Books and libraries web links
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.
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.
Ben Okri said, "We need poetry more than ever. We need its direct insistence on the magic of listening. In a world consumed by the madness of believing that only our side is right, we need the voices that speak to the highest in us."
Surrey Libraries houses a magnificent collection of poetry from around the world. You will of course find the classics and beautifully bound collections celebrating the natural world in all its glory. There is also a new wave of poetry, resonating with young people, coming from both performance poets and even Instapoets.
Visit the Surrey Libraries poetry blog. We welcome submissions from those living and working in Surrey.
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a graphic novel.
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.