Essex Public Library

Essex Public Library’s COVID-19 Response

Essex Public Library is temporarily closed to the public to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are not accepting returned items at this timeDue dates for all checked out materials have been extended to April 30.  No late fees will be incurred during this time.

We currently offer:

  • Public Wi-Fi network access from the parking lot. The password is located on the front door.
  • Mobile printing services.  Call the front desk for more information.
  • Curbside pick-up for books and DVDs placed on hold online or by phone 
  • Online and digital materials including downloadable and streaming audio, ebooks and video

Library staff continues to provide reference assistance by phone Monday-Friday between the hours of 10:00a.m. and 6:00p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



  • Hours

    Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed

  • Location

    Essex Public Library
    117 North Church Lane
    Tappahannock, VA 22560

    Phone: 804-443-4945

  • About Essex County

    Essex County

    Town of Tappahannock

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.