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Library closures due to coronavirus

Coronavirus: due to the coronavirus outbreak, all Surrey Libraries are closed

Please read this urgent statement about Surrey's library service including information about loans and renewals.

You can access our online library services: Free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, eComic and newspapers as well as other resources that can be accessed at home

Shut but still open

We have published a list of online services, activities and fun things for both children and adults to do whilst at home.

Libraries from home for children and young people

Libraries from home for adults

A message from Surrey Libraries

Dear all,

We wanted to get in touch to let you know about the following changes to our service following the Government's advice on coronavirus and social distancing.

1. We will be closing all Surrey library branches by 5:30 pm on Friday March 20 for the foreseeable future. We will keep this under review and will be guided by national developments.

2. We are extending loans until at least the 1st of July. You will not need to take any action if you already have items loaned.

3. We are suspending our reservation service with immediate effect.

Anything already requested and on hold will remain available to collect until the end of Friday – subject to the branch being open. Once we reopen existing requests will be available for a period of 10 days before returning into circulation.

4. All events and activities are cancelled with immediate effect. Any hirers are eligible for a full refund.

5. Out of hours return boxes will close at 5:00 on Friday. Please hang onto your items if you cannot get into a library before then. If you are coming in and have something to pay for please wherever possible pay by card or via self-service.

6. Our digital services already provide FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eComics and newspapers as well as other resources that can be accessed at home.

Our teams will be working hard to enhance our digital service in the coming days and weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact us via libraries@surreycc.gov.uk or @surreylibraries on twitter or call 03456 009 009 and select option 6..

We wish you and your families well in these extraordinary times and we will keep you updated with more information and news in due course.

Susan Wills, Service Manager Libraries and Heritage

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