Homebound 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? Join us for Virtual Story Time with the Essex Library, make art for Reach Out, our youth art collective, or check out this list of Virtual Readalouds and Story Times!

Reference – We’re here to provide you with resources, activities, and links to educational extensions while your family works and plays from home. If you have questions for our youth services department about digital materials, lesson plan support, or book suggestions for readers aged 0 – 18, we’d love to hear from you. Please email Jessica at jbranciforte@essexlib.org and she’ll respond to you just as soon as she’s able.

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 Essex patrons. 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


Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, Essex Library Association has closed our building and book drop indefinitely and stopped all in-person services.

Virtual Library Events


Essex Library Virtual Programming