The Ebbisham Centre
0300 200 1001
Your local library is so much more than just a place to take out a book or a DVD. Walk in, sit down, and catch up with the latest news by reading a paper or use one of our free computers. Or if you prefer a fabulous evening out, how about attending one of our celebrated author events? If you need to keep the children busy during the holidays, join our many children’s events and activities ranging from Origami making to Story Time.
We know how busy life can be which is why we’ve made it much easier for you to take advantage of our free library services without leaving the house. You can join online as well as renew and reserve items from home. Use our free online reference shelf to help you practice for your UK Driving Theory Test or check out our 19th Century British Library Newspapers: 2 million newspaper pages to access at home!
Extend your love of reading by joining a local reading group or download an eBook to keep you reading on the go. Go on, visit us online to see what we have to offer or visit your local library for more information!
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
The Art and Collecting Resources
Surrey libraries has a special collection at Epsom library of over 9,000 art books and 6,000 books covering many aspects of collecting and antiques. We also have Oxford Art Online.
Here are a few examples of the many areas we cover
Art history, the fine and decorative arts, artists' monographs, architecture, sculpture, design, fashion and photography, antiques and collectables, which includes ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, coins, stamps and medals, dolls and toys and many other collectable items.
How you can access the collection
Members of Surrey Libraries can borrow books from the collection by:
Visiting Epsom Library
Making a reservation at your local library
Selecting and requesting items to be delivered to your preferred branch using the online catalogue (there is a small charge for this).
Come and see us at Epsom library
Have a browse around our collection. As well as the books on our open shelves, we also have a large number of titles in our storeroom. So If you don't find what you want, please ask us for some help. We are more than happy to retrieve any specific titles or books on a particular subject. Any book you borrow from Epsom can be returned to your local library.
We can't always spend a lot of time assisting you with research but we can take an information request and get back to you.
Before your visit you can check what is available through our online catalogue.
Please note: some items are for reference and can only be used at Epsom Library
Making an information request in any library or online via Enquiries Direct
Oxford Art Online and many other resources are available to library members from home via our online reference shelf
Stirring the Imagination - Storytelling workshop
- 25 October 2014 11am-12pm
Join us to discover how to take a story from a book and bring it to life, and how to make up stories that bring families together. This workshop will encourage families to discover the fun in reading books aloud, and making up their own stories to tell each other. This event is part of our Family Learning Festival. For more events see our Family Learning Festival page on our Surrey Libraries website.
£2, book in library, online or by phone on 01483 543599
Your Country Needs You
- 15 April 2015 7:30-8:45pm
The image of Lord Kitchener exhorting men to join up is immediately synonymous with First World War propaganda but did it ever really appear on a recruitment poster? James Taylor, a former curator at the National Maritime Museum, explores the truth behind that iconic image and other illustrations by British artist Alfred Leete and his contemporaries. He champions the commercial artists of the early 20th century who have received comparatively little critical attention compared to the fine artists of the period like Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer.
Tickets, including refreshments, £5.00 until 31 August, thereafter £6.00.