The Society has a valuable library, currently at Castle Arch, Guildford, which is not only a good collection of books on archaeology and local history but is the only specialist lending library on these subjects in the county. Books, pamphlets and periodicals that can normally only be consulted in reference libraries can be borrowed by members. There is also a large collection of research material - paintings (left: watercolour of Mickleham church), prints, maps, photographs, press cuttings, card indexes, etc - which is available for study on the premises.
Important notice : Library move now planned for September 2016 - closure from 9th September
The Surrey Archaeological Society Library which is currently in the Margary Room, Castle Arch, Guildford, will be moving to our premises at Abinger in September. The last operational day in Guildford will be Friday 9th September. It will then be closed for several months to allow for the re-shelving and sorting of the holdings, and it is planned to re-open the Library at Abinger on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
Members should borrow any books they require from Castle Arch before Friday 9 September and return them to Abinger when the library re-opens.
All members who can be contacted by email have received this news already; full details will be published in Bulletin 458 to be published in mid-October 2016.