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Events and activities at Guildford Library

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.

Special events

Children's book sale - now on!

We have lots of fabulous books for you to choose from:

  • paperbacks 50p
  • hardbacks £1

Guildford library bookshop

You will find our bookshop in our first floor fiction room. We have a large selection of fiction, non fiction, junior stock and DVDs for sale. Why not pop along and have a browse?

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Rhymetime and storytime


Note: Places are limited so come early to avoid disappointment.

Join us for baby bounce and rhymes with Pebble the penguin.

  • Every Tuesday, from 11am to 11.30am.

For alternative dates, check your two nearest libraries:

Find out more about Pebble rhymetimes in Surrey libraries,

Blokes and babies

Note: This event is not ticketed, please turn up at the given times below.

Songs, rhymes and lots of fun for blokes and their babies (mums welcome too). The sessions will be held fortnightly on a Saturday at 11am. Upcoming dates:

  • Dates to follow.


Note: This event is not ticketed, please turn up at the given times below.

Come and join us for a story.

  • Every Friday, from 2.15pm.

Find out more about storytime in Surrey libraries.

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Reading groups

There are currently no reading groups being held at Guildford library.

Apply to join a library-hosted reading group in your area and find out more about reading groups in Surrey libraries.

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Guildford Makerspace

An community-based project focused on digital creation, collaboration and skills development, located at Guildford Library

Makerspace clubs and facilities

  • Women's Digital Club - most Thursdays in term time from 10.30am to 12 noon.
    The Women's Digital Club (WDC), is a free, inclusive, community space for all women who wish to become more confident navigating an ever-changing digital world, through active learning and participation. Contact us at or visit the women's digital club website.
  • Adult Maker club
    Guildford Library Monthly Maker Club will be taking a break over the next few months. We will be back later in the year with more maker activities.
  • Library of Things
    The Guildford Library of Things allows Surrey residents to borrow really useful tools and items for free.
  • Filmspace
    The Guildford Library Film Studio - Filmspace is a chance for you to try out your filming skills and create a video. Take a look at Filmspace's YouTube channel.
  • Check out Special events for any additional Makerspace events.

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Other events

Get more from your library talks

Join our volunteer led 'talk and walk' round Guildford Library to explain some of the services and resources on offer to members old and new. The talk is fortnightly on Monday afternoons at 2pm and lasts about half an hour. Sign up for free at the Library and learn more about what the Library can do for you. Prearranged groups welcome. Upcoming dates:

  • Please note that whilst the library improvement works are being carried out there will be no library talks.

Digital Buddy

Would you like help using computers and the internet? Make an appointment with one of our Digital Buddies who can offer free, one to one, support.

To see exactly what a Digital Buddy can offer and when sessions are available at this and other libraries please check our Digital Buddy page.