Surrey Libraries - Coronavirus Update



In line with Government advice, libraries in Surrey will continue to offer Click and Collect and computer services under the current lockdown which started on 5 January 2021, allowing customers to use Ready Reads, collect reservations, return items and use PCs for essential purposes only. 

Please check opening hours before visiting.

Addlestone Library will not be open until Tuesday 6 April 2021 as it is in a shared building that is going to be closed.

Ewell Court and Tattenhams Community Libraries are closed until further notice.

Bagshot library will be open Tuesdays and Fridays, 2pm until 4pm, allowing people to collect reservations.

Byfleet Library will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10am until 12 noon, allowing people to collect reservations.

Lingfield Community Library will open Wednesdays, 2pm until 3pm, and Saturdays, 10am until 11am, allowing people to collect reservations.

Which services are we now offering?

You will have the choice to:

  • Use our Click and Collect service, allowing customers to return their items, collect Ready Reads and reserved books at the entrance. However, the public will not be allowed into the buildings to browse and borrow for the time being.
  • Use the Public PCs and printing for essential purposes. PCs have to be booked in advance.
  • Request books for free in advance using our reservation service and pick them up from your nearest open library.
  • Use our new Ready Reads service: tell us what you like to read, our team will handpick books for you, ready to collect from your nearest open library.
  • Ask about our Library Direct Home library service if you or someone you know is a vulnerable member of the community.

Which services are paused at this time?

  • Bus Passes and Blue Badges.
  • Use of study spaces, seating areas and meeting rooms.
  • Newspapers.
  • Face to face events and Digital Buddy sessions.
  • Photocopying.

Which in-branch services are now available online?

What should you do with the books and other items you currently have on loan?

Don't worry about returning your books and other items during the lockdown. All items have been renewed indefinitely, and you will be notified when normal systems resume. However, if you do want to return your books, you can still hand them in at the door or put them into the "out of hours" return box. Most libraries have one and they are open 24/7.