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Libraries reopening news and updates

From Monday 12 April, in line with latest Government guidance, libraries across Surrey County Council will reopen for browsing and computer use. Full details on our Coronavirus information page.

It's free to join, allowing you to access all our digital resources and it's simple for you to join from home. During the current closure period we have made it even easier for children and young people to join the library by removing the need for an adult guarantor.

How to join

If you have an email address and live in Surrey, you can join online in minutes.

If you work or study in Surrey you will need to visit the library and bring with you, one piece of identification with your name and address on.

If you need to set up an email address you can use a popular free email provider such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo to easily set up an email account. If you would like further help setting up an email account that a simple 'how to' course can be found on Learn my Way.

All you need to do is:

  • Choose your local library.
  • Fill in your details.
  • Choose a PIN: This is your password for logging in to our various library services.

You will receive an automated email with your temporary membership number. Within a few days you will receive an email confirming your membership and details of a new membership number which will replace the temporary number.


For more information on libraries, please see our web pages: Terms and conditions for libraries and Libraries policies and procedures.