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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.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Community Information

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Arts Council of Surrey Non-profit umbrella organization with information on local performing, literary and visual arts. Also provides informatin on Newton Cultural Centre.

The Bell Performing Arts Centre Surrey's performing arts centre, with listings of public events, volunteer opportunities and contacts.

Surrey Art Gallery Activities and programs at this venue, with exhibitions and courses.

Surrey Arts Centre Venue for professional and community performances; also provides courses and other services.

Surrey Museum Exhibits include the Honey Hooser weaving collection, textile library and weaving studio.

Surrey Culture and Recreation


Directory of ESL Courses and Employment Programs for Immigrants

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Comprehensive undergraduate university, with campuses in Surrey, Richmond, and Langley.

Native Education College Located in Vancouver, British Columbia's largest private aboriginal college provides Adult Basic Education, skills training, and university transfer programs.

Surrey School District 36 Contact information for Surrey schools, with information on adult education, career programs and international education.

School District Survey Student achievement and demographics in the BC educational system, searchable by district or by school.

Surrey Teachers' Association

University of the Fraser Valley With several campuses in the Fraser valley, including Abbotsford.

Emergency Preparedness

Wildfires Provincial government site with info on wildfires, fire danger ratings, open fire bans and an interactive map.

Provincial Emergency Program From the Ministry of Public Safety, information on emergency preparedness, for events such as floods, fires, and other natural events.

Regional Weather Forecasts From Environment Canada.

Surrey Emergency Services

Traveller's Information From Drive BC.


Electronic Recycling Association Nonprofit accepts donations of used computers and other electronic equipment, and recycles equipment. Will pickup.

Farm Fresh Guide Locate food, products, and services that you can buy from local farms.

Green Timbers Urban Forest

Partners in Parks Volunteer in one of the programs that foster community spirit and pride and help keep Surrey's parks clean, safe, and beautiful.

Serpentine Wildlife Area

Surrey Reuses Provides an online exchange of goods, and information on recycling.


City of Surrey

MLA Finder Including Surrey Members of the provincial Legislative Assembly.

Federal MPs Including Surrey Members of Parliament.

Surrey MLAs and MPs on Surrey Libraries' Citizenship Information page.


Meeting Rooms for Rent At Surrey Libraries.

Facility Bookings & Rentals From the City of Surrey, information on rental of City facilities.


Surrey's Heritage From the City of Surrey, heritage facilities and services, and information on heritage places.

The Semiahmoo People Information and history of this First Nation people located in Surrey.

Surrey's History Detailed history of Surrey from aboriginal peoples to early pioneers, to later development, from local historian Jack Brown.


Magazines & Newspapers from Surrey Libraries' Research page. 

Cloverdale Reporter News

Peace Arch News

Surrey Leader

Surrey Now


Barnston Island Ferry Schedule

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) Resources section provides links to bike maps for various areas of Greater Vancouver.

Golden Ears Bridge Information on tolls, Quickpass and payment options.

Translink Local transit information, with maps and schedules.

Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition Advocacy for cycling, with link to local committee in Surrey.