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Following careful consideration and Government guidance on Coronavirus, all Essex libraries and mobile libraries will be closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience and will let you know as soon as normal service resumes. Find out more in our news story.

Frequently asked questions.

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