Resources for reading groups

Our reading group resources

Lists of titles available in multiple copies from our libraries:

You can browse our online library catalogue for new titles.

eBooks and eAudiobooks for reading groups

Surrey Library members have access to a wide range of eLibrary services.

Reading group members have access to a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks chosen especially for Reading Groups. All members of the group will be able to read the same book, at the same time. Each member of the group will need to borrow the books using their own library card and PIN number. Select a title from our Reading Groups eBook collection or from the Reading Groups eAudiobook collection.

The best way to access the service is through the Libby app. Getting started with the Libby app.

eBook and eAudiobook loans are for three weeks (21 days), not the usual six weeks for reading groups, and are renewable (where available.) Loans and holds are also limited to one copy of each title per library card or login. This means that reading group members will need to use their individual library cards to place holds and borrow books.

If you are interested in setting up your own virtual group to meet remotely, The Reading Agency has more information you might find useful on their website.

The uLibrary Talking Books Book Club allows adults to enjoy the same eAudiobook at the same time, and discuss it with club members around the world. If you are not already a uLibrary member, you will first need to register for a uLibrary login.

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 books and libraries web links for more general sites.

Files available to download

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