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Library closures

More libraries and services to reopen from 17 August

Ashford Library will reopen on Tuesday 18 August and Addlestone Library on Tuesday 25 August.

From Monday 17 August the services at the 12 click and collect libraries that opened on 3 August will be extended and the Public will be allowed in the buildings to browse the collections and use the computers. These libraries are: Ash, Banstead, Bookham, Caterham Hill, Chertsey, Dittons, Ewell, Hersham, Knaphill Leatherhead, Reigate and Walton. Please check the opening times before you visit.

From Tuesday 18 August a further 14 libraries will be reopened offering a click and collect door service. This service will be available from the following libraries: Ashtead, Caterham Valley, Cobham, Cranleigh, Esher, Frimley Green, Haslemere, Horsley, Merstham, Molesey, Shepperton, Stanwell, Sunbury and West Byfleet. Please check the opening times before you visit.

Click and collect service

The click and collect door service allows 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.

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.

Bank holiday closures

Easter 2020

  • Good Friday 10 April - closed.
  • Easter Monday 13 April - closed.

May Day 2020

  • Friday 8 May - closed. Please note that this bank holiday has been moved to coincide with the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Spring Bank Holiday 2020

  • Monday 25 May - closed

Summer Bank Holiday 2020

  • Monday 31 August - closed.

Please see our policy statement regarding: closure for public holidays, for further information.


Temporary closures to improve libraries

Ashford library will be closed for 7 weeks from Monday 20 April to Tuesday 9 June to allow for essential redecoration works to take place. Nearby Stanwell library will have extended opening hours during this period so please check their webpage for more details from 20 April. All Ashford customers will have their book loans extended during this period so books won't be due back until Tuesday 16 June. Rhymetime will continue to be held at the Ashford Salvation Army on Thursdays at 11am. We apologise for any inconvenience but look forward to bringing these exciting changes to your library.


Closures due to bad weather

At times we may have libraries affected by bad weather.

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