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Resources for reading groups

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 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

Our reading group resources

We regularly update three lists of titles available in multiple copies from our libraries:

Most popular titles with reading groups in Surrey

We have also produced a list of the most popular titles borrowed by reading groups (PDF) from Surrey Libraries in 2019. The list also shows where a title is available in Large Print (LP), Audiobook (TCD), or DVD format.

Reading groups' newsletter and reviews

See the latest issue of our reading groups' newsletter (PDF) for lots more news, reviews and regular features.

We encourage reading groups to review books they have read:

eBooks and eAudiobooks for reading groups

Surrey Library members have access to a wide range of eLibrary services. We recommend using RBdigital to access our eBook and eAudiobook services for reading groups.

You can borrow up to four eBooks, or 10 eAudiobooks, for three weeks (21 days), not the usual six weeks for reading group loans. These loans are renewable (where available) but not reservable, and limited to one copy per library card or login.

To help you identify eBook or eAudiobook titles which are available for loan by reading groups, please see our lists of suggested digital titles (PDF). These titles have been selected to complement our Fiction, Thriller, and Non Fiction multiple copies lists.

Resources online

The following websites are useful for all sorts of book news and reviews, choosing books and up to date information about literary awards and prizes:

Websites for reading groups

Websites for book lovers

  • Lovereading – The UK's leading book recommendation website, designed to promote a love of books and reading to all.
  • NB Magazine – A topical magazine for readers and reading groups.
  • Whichbook - Enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.

General sites

Have a look at our recommended reading list or our books and libraries web links for more general sites.

Files available to download