Hours and Location

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Essex Library’s building, book drop and in-person services are not available. We look forward to re-opening these services as soon as the public health situation allows us to do so safely.


Sunday Closed
Monday 10 – 6
Tuesday 10 – 7
Wednesday 10 – 6
Thursday 10 – 7
Friday 10 – 5
Saturday 10 – 4


We are located at 33 West Avenue in Essex, Connecticut. Use the map and links below to get directions from your location.

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Essex Library Park & Pickup Service

Contact-free pickup of library materials is available Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from a designated table in the library’s main parking lot. Call or email us to request items.

For more see: pickup information .

Library Materials Return

Essex Library is accepting returned materials. Please place items in the brown book drop in our parking lot.  All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked-in; items are then back dated.

Due to staggered reopening of libraries, delays in deliveries, and materials quarantining, Essex Library is continuing our waivers on overdue fines. Due dates will still apply to library materials. Thank you for helping us share materials in a timely way with all patrons.

Thank You for Your Support!