Essex Public Library

Research & Learn

Career Transitions

Job seeking and career exploration. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed™’s database.


Legal Forms

Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of attorney, etc. Legal Forms, its publisher, Gale Cengage, The Library of Virginia, Virginia public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting in the use of these forms.


Genealogy Resources

Learn about our genealogy resources.


MasterFILE Complete

This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project. Search full-text general interest resources, including from periodicals, newspapers and books.

Use this quick access search box to search Consumer Reports articles within the MasterFILE database.

Search Consumer Reports



NoveList Plus

Need a book recommendation for a child, student, family member, or yourself? Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!


Search the Catalog

Search the library’s catalog for materials, place holds, and manage your library account.


Universal Class

Access over 500 online continuing education courses on available subjects including computer training, career training, art, writing skills, health/nutrition, and so much more.


The Great Courses

The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more. Browse the courses, click on a course to learn more, and use the checkout button on any course page to get full access to all of The Great Courses selections.

  • 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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