Essex Public Library

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

Posted by Dana on

Graphic featuring woman wearing face mask and looking at phone, with text that reads: Our Response to COVID-19 - Helping you stay connected and safe.

We are now open for most regular services. We are so happy to welcome you back. Please note the following guidelines and updates when planning your visit:

  • Face coverings are required for those over age 2 who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19, please wear a face covering inside our building and maintain 6 feet of distance from others outside of your household. If you are fully vaccinated, face coverings are optional.
  • If you are unable to wear a face mask, we will gladly provide accommodations through curbside service.
  • Curbside service is still available.
  • We will begin accepting applications for the community meeting room beginning June 21. Those who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 should wear a mask and maintain distance from others while using the meeting room.
  • If you feel sick, please do not come into the building! Use curbside service or visit us another day.
  • Book 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.

Look for our evening hours to return in July.

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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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