Dorking Library

Dorking Library
St Martin's Walk




0300 200 1001

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Dorking 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!

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Opening hours

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

Admission charges


Collection details


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.
photograph of elsie knocker and mairi chisholm

Elsie and Mairi Go To War

  • 25 September 2014 7:30-8:45pm

On 25 September 1914 Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm travelled to Belgium by motorbike to volunteer for the Women’s Emergency Corps. Within weeks they were in the thick of battle, retrieving fallen soldiers and driving the wounded to field hospitals.

They were awarded gallantry medals by King Albert of Belgium – something they toasted with Horlicks. One hundred years to the day of their departure, Dr Diane Atkinson will talk about the heroism of these neglected heroines.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


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