Greener with the Surrey Library Service

Episode 7 – Greener with the Surrey Library Service

Welcome to the Greener with the Surrey Library Service podcast. This is part of the Surrey’s Greener Future initiative.

I met with Annalise and Jen at Woking Library before the onset of the Coronavirus Lockdown. This lockdown has closed Library buildings, however the Libraries at Home service continues.  The service offers e-books, e-magazines and e-audio books. The service is found at.

In what way is a Library Service Greener?

We discussed the fact that each book offered is read by many people. This means that there is a reduction in the use of natural resources.

These days many people access the library through the internet. This means that they can borrow e-books, e-journals and e-audiobooks without leaving home. Or from the far side of the world when travelling.

The ‘e-‘ service doesn’t require paper or fuel to deliver books to members! There is also an on-line reference service with access to various reference works and the Naxos Music collection.

The Library of Things

The Guildford Library hosts a Library of Things. You can borrow a host of useful items including DIY, decorating and gardening tools as well as, Jen and Annalise tell me, a tent!

We finish by talking about the actions that Annalise and Jen are doing to become greener.


Surrey Libraries can be found at.

To find out more about Surrey’s Greener Future:

  • To find out more about the ‘design challenge’ please follow this link.
About the ‘Surrey’s Greener Future’ podcasts:

The next episode will be in a few weeks.

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Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.