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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.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Get a Library Card

You may get your own Surrey Libraries card at any branch of the library. It's FREE!

Simply present library staff with appropriate identification, showing your name and current address. Picture ID is preferred, such as a current Driver’s License. If a Driver’s License isn't available, then 2 pieces of ID are required. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will need to show identification such as a British Columbia Care Card in order to obtain a library card.

Acceptable ID:

Driver’s License (current)
BC ID (current issue date)
Permanent Residence Card
Canadian Citizenship Card
Credit Card (with signature)
Bank Card (with signature)
Care Card
Pharmacare Card
School ID (current school year)
Birth Certificate
Aboriginal Status Card

For proof of address we accept:

Driver’s License (current)
BC ID (current issue date)
Envelope (postmarked within one month and addressed to applicant)
Property Tax Bill (current)
Hydro Bill (current)
Telephone Bill (current)
Vehicle Insurance Registration (in name of applicant)
Rent or Lease Agreement (signed within one month of applying)

Surrey Public Library is authorized to collect personal information under the authority of the Library Act and section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal Information is collected for the purposes of circulation of library materials and administrative statistics. For questions regarding the collection of personal information, please contact the Manager of Administrative Services, 10350 University Drive, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8, 604-598-7303.

When you sign your library card you are agreeing to:

  • Care for all of the materials you borrow.
  • Pay outstanding fines or fees.
  • Pay for all lost or damaged materials.
  • Promptly advise us of name, address, phone, and email address changes.
  • Promptly advise us if your card is lost or stolen.
  • Confirm your address, phone number and email address annually.
  • Use only your own card to borrow materials or access the Internet.

BC OneCard

The BC OneCard service allows BC residents to use all of BC's public libraries as they travel around the province. Find out more about BC OneCard.

Lost Library Card?

If your library card is lost or stolen, you must report it immediately to any branch.  We will put a stop on your card to prevent fraudulent borrowing.  You can obtain a replacement card when you next visit a library branch.
The fee to replace a lost or stolen card is $2.00 (no charge for 1st children's replacement card).