Joining the library
It's free to join the library and to borrow books and audio books!
There are six great card designs for you to choose from. Whether you like sport, animals or fairies, there's a card that's just right for you. You can use your library card in all Surrey libraries and borrow up to 20 items.
Ask a parent or guardian to come to the library with an official document which has your family name and address on.
Having difficulty finding the right books?
We have put together a massive range of book lists for all ages and abilities, including picture books:
- Holiday reads picture books
- Holiday reads for age 5–7 years
- Holiday reads for age 7–11 years
- Holiday reads for teens
- Books for children aged 5–9 years to read aloud
- Books to read aloud for ages 8 and over
- Animal picture books
- Animal books for age 5–7 years
- Animal books for age 7–11 years
- Spring picture books
- Spring books for age 5–9 years
- Winter picture books
- Winter books for age 5–11 years
Summer Reading Challenge
Join in the fun of the annual Summer Reading Challenge – there are incentives and rewards to collect as you visit the library and read six books over the summer. Even better, it's free to take part.
Children's Book Award
The Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award is now in its seventh year, and celebrates the best fiction for seven to nine year olds.
Our Chatterbooks reading groups are a chance for children aged 7 - 11 to have fun sharing books they enjoy and taking part in games and activities. Take a look at the Chatterbooks blog to see what our groups have been up to.
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 Read Hear collection has been specifically designed to help children who need extra encouragement.
Are you or your family facing a new or challenging situation? We all experience times in our lives when we need some information and guidance. Please see our Life matters - how libraries can help, webpage, for hep and advice. Our reading lists also a wide range of topics for all ages.
Group visits to the library
Libraries welcome visits from school classes, Brownie & Cub packs, etc. Please contact your local library for further information.