Essex Public Library

Read & Listen

You can use your library card to download free e-books, audiobooks, and magazines. Use one of these services to get started:


Thousands of e-books and downloadable audiobooks are available through the SoValue Overdrive service. Use your computer, e-reader, smartphone, or tablet to enjoy these books. If you are using an Android or Apple device, be sure to download the Libby app from your app store. Kindle Fire users should download the Overdrive app. See our tutorial on Overdrive and Libby for more information.


Read e-books using any device with Adobe Digital Editions. Use your library card to sign in. Download the Freading app on Apple and Android devices.

RBdigital One Click Digital

Great selection of e-books and audiobooks, including classic literature and instructional nonfiction from The Great Courses. See our tutorial on using RBdigital for more information.

Downloadable Magazines from RBdigital

Find a wide selection of downloadable magazines with extra digital content through RBdigital’s magazine service. Use your library card to sign in. To use on a mobile device, download the RBdigital app from your app store. See our tutorial on using RBdigital for more information.

  • 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

    Fax: 804-443-6444

  • About Essex County

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    Essex County, Virginia

    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.