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Service update:

All libraries are temporarily closed to the public, except for click and collect. Some sites remain open to offer emergency public computer access by appointment. Find out more

Following Government guidance for the roadmap out of lockdown, we are planning to reopen libraries to the public on Monday 12 April 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

Essex Future Library Services Strategy 2019-2024

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Update 23 July 2019: The Essex Future Library Services Strategy 2019-2024 was approved at Cabinet on 23 July 2019.