Curbside Pickup

Essex Free Library is providing curbside pickup of items. Curbside pickup is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 and 6 and Saturdays from 9 to 12. Due to the rising count of Covid cases, we are temporarily suspending appointments, and the library is currently closed to the public. We hope to resume appointments soon.

For curbside pickup, please follow these three easy steps:

  • Step one: Place your items on hold. Use our library catalog to search for items currently available, call (802)879-0313, or email You will be notified via email or phone when your hold is ready. 
  • Step two: Staff will pull your items, check them out, put them in a paper bag, and place them in the vestibule of the library to await pickup.
  • Step three: Grab your bag and enjoy! 

For safety reasons, please wear a mask, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet, and enter the vestibule one at a time.

If you have difficulty using the main entrance to the lobby, please contact the library and we will make arrangements to bring your items out to you.

Though the building is closed, our digital resources are always open! Visit our Online Resources page to learn more about our digital offerings.