Epsom Library

Epsom Library
The Ebbisham Centre
Epsom
Surrey
KT19 8AG
England

Website

www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries

E-mail

libraries@surreycc.gov.uk

Telephone

0300 200 1001

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Authors visit at Epsom Library
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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!

Venue Type:

Library

Opening hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Admission charges

FREE

Collection details

Archives

Art and Collecting Resources at Epsom Library

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

Online resources:
Oxford Art Online and many other resources are available to library members from home via our online reference shelf

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
French and British troops detonating Mills hand grenades on the Balkan Front.

Shell-Shocked Britain

  • 8 October 2014 7:30-8:15pm

The British Army registered 80,000 cases of shell shock by 1918. Former soldier, Alfred Hardiman, was declared of unsound mind in 1922 when he murdered his ex-girlfriend by cutting her throat before turning the razor on himself. His family hushed up the tragedy , saying it had been caused by the war. Suzie Grogan uses the story of her great uncle Alfred to examine the impact of the First World War not only on the shell-shocked soldiers and their families but on the home population in general.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets, including refreshments, £5.00 until 31 August, thereafter £6.00.

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/events/events-in-epsom-and-ewell/shell-shocked-britain-suzie-grogan-at-epsom-library

photograph of poppy

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.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets, including refreshments, £5.00 until 31 August, thereafter £6.00.

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/events/events-in-epsom-and-ewell/your-country-needs-you-the-secret-history-of-the-propaganda-poster

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