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Books and reading

Stock suggestions

We are always pleased to receive suggestions for additions to library stock. Please use our: Library stock suggestion form.

Celebrate poetry with Surrey Libraries

Take a look at our fabulous Poetry in Surrey Libraries blog. We hope you will discover a new poem, an old favourite or ignite an interest in the pleasure and emotion that can be expressed and felt through poetry.

You can also submit your own poetry here. We would love to hear from you!

Surrey libraries stock chosen by Surrey teens

In what we believe to be a first, the titles that all libraries in Surrey stock for teenage readers are now being chosen by teens themselves.

Read Hear

Youngsters who experience difficulties in reading often find listening to a story whilst following the text makes it easier to identify and remember troublesome words. Our new Read Hear collection has been specifically designed to help children who need extra encouragement.


You can write a review or add to or browse over 13,000 reviews submitted by Surrey library users.

Check out more book reviews at Nudge. This is a website aimed at people who love books and reading. It includes interviews with authors, features on new and upcoming titles and reviews from readers.

Books in other formats

  • Large Print books - fiction and non-fiction titles are available for both adults and children
  • Spoken Word - CDs are available at most libraries.
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks - you can now download these at home for free. The text size of eBooks can be increased and eAudiobooks speak for themselves!
  • Audio Description - some DVDs have this facility
  • Assistive Technology - check what is available
  • Taking books are available at your local library. If you have sight loss or visual impairment issues you may be eligible to join the RNIB library free of charge.

Please see our library catalogue for a list of these books or visit your local library.