#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? Check out our Children’s Featured Events Page for online programming or check out online Story Times!

Online Materials

RBDigital – Essex Library offers Acorn TV, Qello, and Indieflix exclusively for residents of Essex, Centerbrook & Ivoryton. Browse from your library’s collection of popular titles with no holds and no fines.

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

Ebooks, Audiobooks, & Movies

Educational Resources

Library and Museum Collections Online

Articles – More Ideas for Finding Resources Online


Patrons are welcome for brief visits to browse our collections or use a computer. See Visit the Library for more information. Contact free pickup is also available from tables in the library’s entrance. Electronic services are available 24/7.

Voting in 2020

Looking for information about voting this November? The Town of Essex has put together a helpful Essex Guide to Voting in the 2020 Election.

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