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Libraries reopening news and updates

In line with latest Government guidance, libraries across Surrey County Council are closed to browsing. Residents will be able to use our Click & Collect service and PCs for essential 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. This will give you immediate access to our eBooks and eAudiobooks.
  • Fill in your details.
  • Choose a PIN: This is your password for logging in to our various library services.

Follow the instructions online to find your temporary membership number. This can be used to access our eBooks and eAudio through RBdigital. Once our libraries are able to open again, we will send out your library card in the post to you.


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