#StayHome Library Resources

 

Need a library card? Essex Residents may download and complete our Patron Registration Form to obtain access to our electronic resources. Scan or photograph your completed form along with proof of Essex residency and send to athompson@essexlib.org

Our collection of library resources for homebound patrons includes:

Essex Library Resources

Youth Services

Looking for things to do with your children? Make art for Reach Out, our youth art collective, or check out this list of Virtual Readalouds and Story Times!

Online Materials

Essex Exclusive Digital Content – Download eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, and Videos! Essex Library offers a large selection of downloadable magazines via RBDigital, including Acorn TV, exclusively for residents of Essex, Centerbrook & Ivoryton. Browse from your library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, no fines, and no limit to the number of issues you can download.

Overdrive – It’s easier to see what titles are available and searches are a snap with the new look. Plus, the new generation of OverDrive enables users to read eBooks instantly with no downloads through the new OverDrive Read.

Parent Resources from the Essex Library

Homework Helper  from the Essex Library

Resources for Children

Tumblebooks for Kids –  Free eBook databases

Other Great Resources for Kids

Ebooks, Audiobooks, & Movies

Tumblebooks for Adults

Other Great Spots for Books and Movies

Educational Resources

Library and Museum Collections Online

Articles – More Ideas for Finding Resources Online


Welcome back!

Booked to Browse Appointments

Please book an appointment to visit the library. 30-minute appointment slots to browse our collection or use a computer are available between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday.

Park & Pickup Service

Contact free pickup is available from tables in the library’s main parking lot between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday.

Electronic services are available 24/7.

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 96 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!