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Service update:

Following latest Government guidance most Essex libraries are temporarily closed to the public. Sixteen sites remain open to offer Registration Services and public computer access by appointment only.

Reservations can be collected from your chosen library. More information.

Great videos to get the most out of your library

Essex Library Services logo with the wording new online service on and yellow and orange background
01 February 2020

We are launching a new online service for our adult library users. We will be creating short, snappy videos giving you tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your library, ways you and your book group can continue meeting, and one-minute book reviews of titles our staff love.

 

One minute book reviews

Watch our latest one-minute, spoiler-free book reviews from our library staff 

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiscelli

A Tapping at my Door by David Jackson

 

Watch more one-minute book reviews on our YouTube playlist for even more reading suggestions.

 

Book groups

Find ways you and your book group can keep up with your meetings.

Starting an online book group

Sourcing books for your book group

Virtual book festivals

 

Getting the most out of your library

Great ways get the most out of your library and continue reading. 

How to download and use RB Digital

How to download and use BorrowBox

How to download and use PressReader

How to listen to and enjoy audiobooks