Items for sale 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.

Our libraries have a wide range of items available for purchase. Items are chosen to provide good value to customers and to complement a visit to the library. All income generated is used to support and maintain your library service.

The exact range of items available will, of course, depend on the size of the library but here is a selection of what you might find:

Bamboo travel mug available in librariesArt and writing supplies

An exciting range of quality paper, pens, pencils and drawing materials to help you get creative.

Water bottles and bamboo travel mugs

Ditch the single-use plastic with our eco-friendly water bottles and bamboo travel mugs.

Book tokens (Guildford library only)

We have 3 styles of £5 book tokens. Spread the love of reading.

Tote bags

Show your support for your library with "Love your library" tote bags, just £3.50!

Chart Media

The age ranges for these vary greatly but we have something for everyone! Chart Media workbooks – including sticker books, colouring books, activity books and educational workbooks – are only £1 each. Bright, clear and colourful, our educational posters and wall charts are £1.50 each.

Card/bus pass holders

The perfect place to keep your library card or bus pass safe in style!

Greetings cards

For any occasion, maybe even one of your own invention. We have recently doubled our selection of cards at many Surrey Libraries. We carry a range of Pigment cards at all libraries and a range from the Great British Card Company at selected libraries.

Reading glasses

A library favourite, make your passion for reading just that little bit easier to indulge in.

Book bags

Next time you're picking up some books, pick up a book bag too. Available in a variety of colours, strong yet lightweight, and only £2 each. Why not bag a bargain!


We have computers for modern communications but sometimes the old ways are best.

Book sales

Many libraries offer sales of used stock. A great way to expand your own library cheaply.

Local history books

Some of our libraries have local history centres or other links to local history information sources. As part of this they offer fascinating publications for purchase, many of which are locally produced.