Essex Public Library

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

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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 open for all regular services. Please note the following guidelines and updates when planning your visit:

  • The rate of spread of COVID-19 in our community is high. We ask you to please wear a face covering when visiting the library.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others outside of your household.
  • Please limit your time inside the building. Computer use is limited to one hour at this time.
  • Curbside service is available, including mobile printing.
  • If you are unable to wear a face mask, we will gladly provide accommodations through curbside service.
  • 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.

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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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