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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

Settlement Services

Check the events calendar to see when the next settlement worker is in the library.

Settlement Workers (Permanent Residents)

This service provides immigrant newcomers in Surrey with information about BC society, guidance and support on personal and family adjustment issues and connects them to the broader community. A valid Permanent Resident (PR) card should be presented at the time of service.
No appointment necessary. Drop in.

City Centre Library — Arabic, English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Semiahmoo Library — English and Mandarin.

Strawberry Hill Library — English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Somali.

Newton Library — English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Somali.

For more information, contact Gurrinder Roy at Options Settlement Services at 604-572-4060 ext. 1168

BC Settlement Services

BC Settlement Services provides information, referrals and form filling assistance to Canadian citizens, temporary foreign workers and PNP nominees waiting for Permanent Resident approval. Proof of eligibility required. Free service provided by SUCCESS.

Guildford Library — Chinese, English, and Korean.
By appointment only, please call SUCCESS at 604-559-3002. Check the events calendar for dates.

More Resources

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