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Essex library staff monitor social media between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We aim to respond to your query within 2 business days.

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You can complete the library enquiry form if you have any questions, or if you want to pass on comments or suggestions about the library service. We aim to respond to your enquiries within 3 business days.

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You can call our Contact Centre on 0345 603 7628, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. If you wish to renew your item, you can use our automatic renewals line.

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