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Translation – Explanation and Caution

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.

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Collection Orientations

group orientation

Get familiar with the Family History Collection

Learn how to use one of the most extensive collections of Canadian genealogical materials in Western Canada! Our orientation will help you find online information, books and journals, and microfilm records available for research at the library. Orientations are currently scheduled for:

Saturdays, 10:00-10:50 AM
2015: Dec 5

2016: Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7, Sept 10, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3
No charge.  Pre-registration recommended.

Register in person at the  Cloverdale Library, call 604-598-7327, or email