Libraries' reading groups

Libraries reopening news and updates

From Monday 17 May, in line with latest Government guidance, libraries across Surrey County Council will be reopening more services. Events such as rhymetimes and storytimes are currently paused. Full details on our Coronavirus information page.

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 least 15 copies in circulation for fiction titles, or 10 for non-fiction. 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.

eBooks and eAudiobooks for reading groups

Surrey Library members have access to a wide range of eLibrary services. Find out more about how you can take your reading group online with our new range of eBook and eAudiobook titles for reading groups, and details of how meetings can be held virtually.

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 resources for reading groups which include lists of available and most popular titles, reading lists and links to reading and discussion websites.

Surrey Page Turners

Surrey Page Turners is Surrey libraries' new online reading group, meeting once a month via Zoom.

The next meeting will be on 24 June at 7pm. The book to discuss will be Andre Aciman, Call Me By Your Name.

Everyone is welcome as long as you're a member of Surrey libraries, over 18 and ready to have a good chat about some fantastic books!

Tickets are free and can be booked via Eventbrite.

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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