Essex Public Library

Our COVID-19 Response

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We are open for express and “grab & go” service!

We are happy to announce that Essex Public Library is re-opening to the public for express services on Monday, April 5, 2021.

  • Express services include browsing for materials, checkout, computer use, printing, copying, and faxing. No appointments are needed.
  • Building capacity is limited and patrons are asked to limit their time in the building to 1 hour.  There will be limited seating available.
  • Face coverings are required for everyone over age 2. If you are unable to wear a face mask, we will gladly provide accommodations through curbside service.
  • Curbside service will continue.
  • Return items to the outdoor book drop or designated bins indoors.
  • All returned items will be quarantined for 24 hours.
  • Overdue fees will not be charged at this time.
  • The community meeting room is CLOSED to the public.
  • If you feel sick or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come into the building! Use curbside service or visit us another day.
  • Donations are welcome – however, please limit your donation to 2 bags or boxes.

We are also offering these services to help you stay connected during the pandemic:

  1. Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot lending.
  2. Public Wi-Fi network access from the parking lot. The password is posted on the front door.
  3. A listing of upcoming virtual events and programs can be found on our event calendar.
  4. See our Research & Learn page for a variety of online classes and learning tools.
  5. Go to Read & Listen to learn how to access free e-books, audiobooks, and magazines with your library card.

Our current operating hours are:

Monday – Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday
1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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  • 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

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