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Service update:

Following Government guidance for the roadmap out of lockdown, from Monday 12 April, all our libraries have reopened to the public with new opening times. Find out more

New Library Management System Update:

The library catalogue will be unavailable 6 - 21 April as we transfer over to the new Library Management System.  This will mean that some library services will be unavailable for approximately 3 weeks. Full details can be found on our FAQs

Home Library Service

If you can’t get to the library owing to age, disability or caring responsibilities, you can still use Essex Library Services.

Home Library Service volunteers are your link to the library, bringing books and any other library items you’d like.

Friends and Family card

A friend, neighbour or relative (with your agreement) can select and collect library items for you.

Join up

To join the Home Library Service or sign-up for a Friends and Family card you can:

  • call 0345 603 7628
  • use our feedback form
  • ask a friend, relative or care home staff to contact us on your behalf

Mobile library

Does one of our mobile libraries stop close enough for you to visit?

Find your nearest mobile stop