Surrey Libraries in British Columbia, Canada has nine branches serving the communities of Surrey and has many online and offline genealogy and family history resources.

[su_heading size=”20″]Online Databases [/su_heading]

With a Surrey resident library card, these online databases can be accessed through the Surrey Libraries portal. A few of these can only be accessed while at the Cloverdale Library.

  • Ancestry Library (only accessible at the Cloverdale Library)
  • Ancient & Medieval History Online
  • BC  Codes -building codes, fire codes, plumbing codes
  • Canadian Newstream – daily and local newspapers
  • CELA – 230,000 books, newspapers and more
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
  • FindMyPast – only available onsite at the Cloverdale Library
  • Global Road Warrior – travel and more with maps and photos
  • HeritageQuest – only available onsite at the Cloverdale Library
  • Points to the Past – 200 million pages of digitized historical maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, & more
  • ProQuest – newspapers
  • Reference Canada
  • Rosetta Stone –  language tool
  • Scotland Places – three national databases with historical resources for Scotland

[su_heading size=”20″]Onsite Collections [/su_heading]

The Family History microfilm collection at Cloverdale Library includes births to 1903, marriages to 1933, and deaths to 1988.

More than 5000 microfilms and more than 3000 books. Specialized equipment includes:

  • Microfilm/microfiche reader/printers
  • ViewScan reader with USB capability
  • Photocopier

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Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8, +1-604-598-7420

Cloverdale Library, 5642 176A St, Surrey, BC V3S 4G9, +1-604-598-7320 – hosts Family History holdings

Fleetwood Library,15996 84 Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 0W1, +1-604-598-7340

Guildford Library, 15105 105 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8, +1-604-598-7360

Newton Library, 13795 70 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 0E1, +1-604-598-7400

Ocean Park Library, 12854 17 Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 1T5, +1-604-502-6304

Port Kells Library, 18885 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V4N 3G5, +1-604-598-7440

Semiahmoo Library, 1815 152 St, Surrey, BC V4A 9Y9, +1-604-592-6900

Strawberry Hill Library, 7399 122 St, Surrey, BC V3W 5J2, +1-604-501-5836

Administration, 10350 University Dr, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8, +1-604-598-7300 [/su_service]

Free Scotland Places, Ancestry, and FindMyPast access with a library card from Surrey Libraries


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