Visiting the Library

Times for visiting the Library

The Surrey Archaeological Society Library will be shut from Monday July 16th 2018 until Monday August 13th 2018 whilst remedial building work is carried out at Abinger. 

If members require books or journals urgently during this period please contact Hannah at Castle Arch to see if the items can be obtained, for collection from Castle Arch.

The Margary Room at Abinger is open to members and non-members as follows:

Monday : by prior arrangement

Tuesday : by prior arrangement

Wednesday : 10:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday     : Not open

Friday :   Not open

First Saturday in month : 10:00am-1:00pm

Members and non-members should check with Assistant Librarian before visiting Abinger to ensure that the Library will be open as intended on a particular day and that the items they require are available.

All members are entitled to borrow up to 6 items for 2 months at a time. Non-members are welcome to use our resources by appointment. For more information please contact the Assistant Librarian at

How to find the Research Centre at Abinger

The Research Centre is located in the old village school at Abinger :

Abinger Hammer Village School, Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer RH5 6SE

By bus : there is a frequent bus service between Guildford and Dorking along the A25 which calls adjacent to Hackhurst Lane.

By train : Gomshall Station on the Guildford-Redhill line is approximately half a mile walk from the school.

By car : there is NO parking at the school, and you should not attempt to bring your vehicle up the small lane off Hackhurst Lane leading to the school.  There is limited parking available elsewhere in the village.

Please click here to see the location of the Research Centre on a Google map(link is external) (we are the large grey rectangle up the lane opposite the Cookery Centre).