Essex Public Library

Get a library card

NEW! We now have an online library card application form.

Getting a library card is totally free! You are eligible for an Essex Public Library card if you:

  • Are a resident of Essex County,
  • Own property in Essex County,
  • Work in Essex County, or
  • Are a resident of any adjoining county.

Children under 16 who are able to print or write their name may get a library card with permission from a parent or guardian.

What is required to get a library card?

  • A photo ID with your current address on it, or
  • Proof of current address, such as a bill or lease.

Download a library card application here. 

  • 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.