About Us

Contact Info

Phone: (802) 879-0313
Address: 1 Browns River Road Essex, VT 05452
Email: essexfreelibrary@essex.org

Library Hours

Mondays-Fridays 10-6
Saturdays 9-2

Our History

The Essex Free Library is an integral part of historic Essex Center. In 1987, voters approved funds to renovate the brick church on the common to provide 6,000 square feet of collection space on three air-conditioned floors.


As of August 2014, the collection housed 35,319 titles to serve its approximately 9,000 patrons from Essex and neighboring communities. The library also provides access to computers and Wi-Fi.

Our Mission to You

The Essex Free Library invites members of the community to explore the potential of a variety of materials and resources in an approachable, accessible, and welcoming atmosphere.

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