Volunteering in libraries

Libraries news and updates

We have completed the changes to our computer systems and most services are back up and running. You can now borrow, return, and renew items, make payments (in a library), borrow ebooks/eaudio and eresources and much more. We are still unable to offer some online services. For further details please see our library news page.


Volunteering with Surrey Libraries is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and make a difference in your community.

Choose a role to suit you, share your skills or learn new ones.

You can volunteer with us as much or as little as you want, from running weekly rhymetime sessions, to helping at occasional author events, or supporting new computer users with your digital skills, it's up to you.

Current situation

Due to government COVID-19 guidance most of our volunteer roles are on hold, so we are not recruiting volunteers at the moment. The exceptions to this are the Summer Reading Challenge volunteers and the Library Direct Housebound Service volunteers. Please select the link below to find out more about them.

How can I volunteer?

Libraries are great places to volunteer and there are many ways to get involved. Have a look at the opportunities we are currently offering to find out which would suit you best.

Roles which we will be offering later in the year cover the following areas:

  • Customer support
  • Digital support
  • Events and activities
  • Opportunities for young people
  • Stock support volunteer.

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