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Discover a world of imagination, innovation and knowledge at the Essex County Library.

The system consists of 14 library branches and offers extensive lending collections of books, eBooks, magazines, DVDs, recorded books and CDs. You will also find free Internet access, electronic databases, and programs for all ages.

The Essex County Library was honoured as the 2014 recipient of the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence, the highest honour a library can receive from the Ontario Library Association for virtual services and training.


Three branches of the Essex County Library are located in the Town of Essex:

Essex Library
35 Gosfield Townline West
Phone: 226-946-1529 ext. 250

Harrow Library
140 King Street West
Phone: 226-946-1529 ext. 260

McGregor Library
9571 Walker Road
Phone: 226-946-1529 ext. 211