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Reserve items from Surrey Performing Arts Library

All of our stock is listed in the Surrey Libraries' catalogue. You will need to be a member to borrow any items.

Personal members

We offer a range of books and audio visual material covering different aspects of the performing arts:

  • Books - Our bookstock covers all aspects of dance, theatre, stage craft, cinema, music and more. Our Shakespeare collection includes study notes, plays on CD and DVD.
  • Audio-visual - Our extensive collection of CDs and DVDs covers dance, theatre, cinema, sound effects, tutorials and music.
  • Scores - Our scores collection suits the needs of instrumentalists and singers of all standards and includes full, miniature and study scores.

If you are already a personal member of Surrey Libraries, you can borrow items from our general stock directly from us or through any Surrey library. If you are not already a member, you can join online or at your nearest Surrey library.

Reserving single/general items is easy. Use our guide and simply log into your account, choose the book you want from our catalogue and for a small charge you can reserve it.

Group members

Your drama or music group can take advantage of our competitive charges to hire from our wide selection of multiple copy sets of plays or music. Our downloadable spreadsheets help you make your choice:

If your group doesn't already have membership, you can join online. An annual subscription fee and hire charges are payable.

To reserve your set, use our online play set request form or music set request form.

If you would like to reserve by phone, please have your debit/credit card ready and make sure you have the following information in front of you and call 01306 887509.

Play set – telephone request Information required

Group detailsDetails of the set that you are requesting
Group namePlaywright
Group library card numberTitle
Name of the group designated representativePublisher
Daytime contact numberDate of publication
Email addressNumber of copies required
 Date you wish to collect the set
 Number of months you require the set. This should start from your date of collection and include rehearsal time and time after your performance to return the material.
 

The name of the library you will use to collect and return the set

Music set – telephone request Information required

Group detailsDetails of the set that you are requesting
Group namePlaywright
Group library card numberEditor/Arranger/Translator
Name of the group designated representativeTitle
Daytime contact numberPublisher
Email addressDate of publication
 Version eg; SATB/SA
 Language (if other than English)
 Type of set do you require - Orchestra/string/wind
 Number of copies required
 Date you wish to collect the set
 Number of months you require the set. This should start from your date of collection and include rehearsal time and time after your performance to return the material.
 

The name of the library you will use to collect and return the set

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