Supporting refugees in Surrey libraries


We welcome refugees and support Surrey residents wishing to do the same by providing books, online resources and more.

eBooks and online resources

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics

Surrey libraries offer a wide range of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics.

Services may require you to download an app and to register. Staff in libraries will be happy to help.

Browse eBooks for children in Ukrainian and Russian

Dual language books

We now have a selection of dual language books in Ukrainian. The se book can be requested for collection to any of our libraries by using the online library catalogue. The books are held at the following libraries:

  • Camberley library
  • Farnham library
  • Leatherhead library
  • Weybridge library
  • Woking library

Search the online catalogue for Ukrainian books

Online reference

Our Adult online reference shelf offers free access to reference resources. It covers business, music, history, news, reference, learning and advice.

Included are the following, which you can access from home:

  • PressReader
    Today's papers including the Independent, Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express. Also regional papers and newspapers from around the world. 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.
  • Magazine Collection
    View digital copies of your favourite magazines.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Online streaming music resource containing over 170,000 CDs​. We have a limited number of concurrent users so if you are unable to login, please try again later.

Please note that some sites on the online reference shelf can only be visited via library computers. A member of staff may be able to assist you if you have any problems logging on and searching.

Visit the Adult online reference shelf

Help to get started using computers, tablets and smartphones

If you need support using computers and tablets and smartphones, we can help.

Make an appointment with one of our friendly Digital Buddies, who can offer free one to one support if you have specific computer problems. To find out more, please see our Digital Buddies web page or talk to a member of our library staff. Alternatively, contact the library service.

Examples of questions people are asking:

  • I want to buy groceries online but need help to know what to do.
  • How do I save a photo or add somebody to my contact list or forward an email?
  • How do I order my prescription online?
  • I'd like to download library books, magazines and audiobooks.
  • My computer keeps telling me it's not protected. What do I do?
  • I want to keep in touch with my relatives online, and they're using WhatsApp, or Skype, or Facetime, or Zoom.

Our service is delivered in person by library volunteers. It's confidential, safe, and free, and if you are an absolute beginner we will help you to use the Learn My Way website to develop your digital skills.

Find out more about getting help to access the internet

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