Surrey Public Library is a municipal public library system serving Surrey, British Columbia and the surrounding Lower Mainland.
Surrey Public Library has services and programs for patrons of all ages.
Prior to 1983, Surrey was a member of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. In 1982, Surrey held a referendum on the withdrawal from FVRL, which passed. On March 17, 1983, Surrey began operating as an independent municipal library. The Surrey Public Library includes the Newton branch, which was awarded the Governor General's Award for architecture in 1994. The Semiahmoo branch, which opened in 2004, was the first LEED certified public library in Canada.
Surrey provides patrons with books, music CDs, CDROMs, books on tape/CD, databases, videos, DVDs, magazines, reference books, newspapers and e-books. Library material is available in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. The database collection include Alldata (mechanical - Guildford only), Novellist, Press Display, and Worldbook online.
The library has nine branches:
City Centre Library was designed by Bing Thom Architects. The library