Google Translate

Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on Surrey Libraries' website is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Surrey Libraries cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information.  Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on the Surrey Libraries website, we encourage you to contact Surrey Libraries to discuss it.  You can also contact the City of Surrey at 604-591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

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Strategic Plan

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Read about where Surrey Libraries is headed:
Surrey Libraries Strategic Plan, 2016-2018


Where the power of knowledge inspires people to build a better future.


We connect people to lifelong learning, information, and ideas.


Every resident recognizes Surrey Libraries as a community leader in supporting creativity, connectivity, literacy and lifelong learning.



  • Create welcoming spaces shared by all
  • Connect people and ideas
  • Engage the community
  • Inspire creativity and innovation
  • Take leadership in promoting the value of literacy and a love of learning
  • Advocate for intellectual freedom