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Libraries' reading groups

People chatting and readingSurrey Libraries supports over 600 reading groups across the county. We provide multiple copies of books, including brand new titles, to private and library-hosted groups.

Groups can choose any title in Surrey stock as long as there are at least 20 copies in circulation. To help you choose, please find at the foot of this page a regularly updated list of fiction and biography titles. This list is not exhaustive and staff at your local library will gladly make recommendations.

If you have checked our catalogue and find we have insufficient copies of the book you want, please ask us to consider purchasing more copies.

We encourage reading groups to review books they have read, and read reviews left by others online. We keep groups up to date with a regular email reading group newsletter.

Joining or starting a reading group

Do you enjoy a good read? Relish a lively conversation? Like meeting people in a friendly environment? Why not join a library-hosted reading group?

Find out more about starting a reading group including borrowing guidelines for book loans to reading groups.

Have a look at these websites for reading groups both new and established which includes links about book awards, reading and discussion websites.

Become a Facilitator for a library-hosted reading group

From time to time we look for volunteers to facilitate one of our library-hosted reading groups or to start a new group find out if there are any current opportunities.

Other ways to get involved

If you use Twitter join us every month on Read, Watch, Play as we explore a different theme through books and film.

Find out about new books and Library events

Follow your library on social media, look out for displays in your local library and browse some reading lists on our catalogue. Enjoy your reading!

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