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Libraries update:

Like many other council services, Essex County Council has begun a phased approach to re-open libraries in line with government guidelines. Initially, sixteen sites are open from Monday 6 July 2020.

Find out more in our news story. Frequently asked questions.

Specialist resources

Access to Research

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library. Some in full text, some as abstracts.


A complete multi-media catalogue, combining data on home entertainment (recorded music and film) with an innovative and integrated multimedia service to library customers.

Course Search

Complete UCAS guide to HE, FE and postgrad education courses and institutions.

Nielsen BookData

Details of all currently published books, including future release dates.

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