Surrey Library members have access to a wide range of eLibrary services:
- eMagazines and eComics
- Classic titles
- eBooks and eAudiobooks for Reading groups
- Online reference shelf
Borrow up to 10 titles at a time. Choose from over 10,000 titles, fiction and non fiction available. Access to the service is through the Libby app.
The Libby app, currently available for Android and iOS:
Through the Libby app you can also access eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics.
- Getting started with the Libby app.
- Sign into the Libby app with a valid library card (membership) number and PIN.
- Forgotten your PIN, please see how to reset your PIN.
- Libby help.
- Access the service through the website, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium) browser.
- Library eBooks are not compatible with Kindle eReaders in the UK.
- Full list of devices and their compatibility.
- Browse, select and borrow titles from the collection.
Borrow up to 10 titles at a time through the Libby app: see Libby app. Select from over 20,000 titles.
Visit the ULibrary to browse the collection, find out more information and access the online help.
Login using your library card (membership) number and PIN number. Forgotten you PIN, please see how to reset your PIN.
Borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks at a time from well over a thousand available on Borrow Box. Log in using your library card number and PIN
Forgotten you PIN, please see how to reset your PIN.
How to use the Borrow Box App
Watch the video showing how to install the app, browse, borrow and more.
Can I listen to audiobooks on my Google Home or Amazon Echo?
Yes, you can stream audiobooks from Libby or Borrowbox to your Google Home or Amazon Echo using Bluetooth:
- Pair your mobile device with your Google Home or Amazon Echo:
- For help pairing your mobile device with your Amazon Echo, see Amazon's help article.
- For help using Bluetooth with your Google speaker, check out steps 1 and 2 in Google's help article about playing music on your speaker.
- Once paired, connect your mobile device to your Google Home or Amazon Echo.
- Play your audiobook
eMagazines, and eComics
Access over 3,000 eMagazines and a selection of eComics through the Libby app: see Libby app.
Includes a number of magazines, see: Newspapers.
Pressreader is updated daily and includes thousands of eNewspapers in a variety of languages, including the Independent, Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, regional papers and newspapers from around the world. Pressreader also includes a number of eMagazines.
Login to access PressReader. Please select sign in (top right), select "library or group" option on the pop up box and type in Surrey, choose Surrey library from options, type in your library card number and your Pin number.
Project Gutenberg eBooks and eAudiobooks is a collection of classic titles which can be downloaded for free and do not count against your library limit.
How to reset your PIN
The steps to change you PIN are different depending on whether or not you know your existing PIN.
To reset a forgotten PIN
- Visit the Surrey online library.
- Select Log In from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
- A box will pop up asking you to Log In please see option at the bottom of this box, Forgotten PIN.
- Select Forgotten PIN.
- A box will pop up asking you to enter your library membership number.
- A recovery link will be emailed to the email address on your Borrower record.
To change a known PIN
- Visit the Surrey online library.
- Log in to your library account (see option from Menu bar at the top of the screen).
- Open the Personal Information tab, then open the Change PIN section.
- Provide your current PIN and your desired new PIN, then click Update.
Please contact the library service if you have any problems changing or resetting you PIN.