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Volunteering in libraries

More libraries to reopen offering a click and collect service

From 3 August, a further 12 libraries will reopen offering a click and collect door service allowing customers to return their items, collect Ready Reads and reserved books. However, the public will not be allowed into the buildings for the time being.

This service will be available from the following libraries: Ash, Banstead, Bookham, Caterham Hill, Chertsey, Dittons, Ewell, Hersham, Knaphill Leatherhead, Reigate and Walton. Please check the opening times before you visit.

Surrey libraries computer access

Computer access is now available at the following libraries: Camberley, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Horley, Oxted, Redhill, Staines, Weybridge and Woking. Please read the guidelines for use on our Coronavirus information page

The library service is working hard to increase library opening hours but these will be built back up over time due to the additional capacity needed to manage the new required measures. Visit the Coronavirus information page to keep up to date with which libraries and services are open.

Libraries in Surrey will start to reopen from Monday 6 July, in line with government guidance. As customer and staff safety is a priority, libraries will be operating with reduced services and limited capacity in buildings and guidelines for social distancing.

As a result of these changes, we will not be recruiting new volunteers at present, in order to keep the number of people in a library to a minimum. We will follow official guidance and regularly assess the situation and when circumstances improve we will open up volunteering opportunities again. Please check this page at a later date for any changes to the situation.

Roles which we will be offering later in the year cover the following areas: Digital Support, Children's Activities, Library Direct home service, Opportunities for Young People and other more general roles to support libraries.

Thank you for your understanding of the current situation and we look forward to welcoming you to volunteer with us soon.

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