Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

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. … Read More

New Hotspot Lending Program

At Essex Public Library, checking out a Wi-Fi hotspot may soon become as routine as checking out a book. The library is now lending Wi-Fi hotspots to help address the needs of Essex‚Äôs residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotspots allow users to connect a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to the internet. The portable devices will work almost anywhere. Library Director Dana Smook says the program, made possible by funding … Read More