Hours and Location


Mondays – Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Mondays – Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Electronic Services available 24/7


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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Booked to Browse Appointments

Book an appointment to visit the library. 30-minute appointment slots to browse our collection or use a computer are available:

Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 3:oo p.m..

Park & Pickup (curbside) Service

Contact free pickup is available from tables in the library’s entrance:

Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m..

Electronic services are available 24/7.

Library Materials Return

Essex Library is accepting returned materials. All returned items are quarantined for 96 hours before they are checked-in. Essex Library is continuing our waivers on overdue fines. Due dates will still apply to library materials.

Thank You for Your Support!