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Essex Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library


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The Essex Branch temporarily closed on October 1, 2014 for extensive internal renovations and repairs and is expected to re-open in early December.


The book drop is not available. Returns can be made at any other branch.


Hold requests that were placed for pickup at the Essex Branch or that were not picked up by September 30 have been sent to our North Point Branch.


Planned renovations include new shelving to accommodate more materials, paint, carpet and an updated information desk. New computers will also be installed. Closing the branch temporarily allows the work to be done in a timely manner in order to get the branch fully back up and running.


While the branch is closed, please visit nearby libraries such as the North Point, Sollers Point, Rosedale and White Marsh branches, which are accessible by public transit from the Essex community.


Essex Branch

1110 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, Maryland 21221-3497
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Telephone: 410-887-0295

Fax: 410-687-0075

Email the Essex Branch at ContactES@bcpl.net

Email: BCPL Ask a Question Service


Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Year Round)


Meeting Room:

Capacity 50, Tables: 7, Chairs: 75

Meeting Room Reservations: 410-887-6109

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About the Essex Branch


Located in the Middlesex Shopping Center, the Essex Branch has over 14,000 square feet filled with books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and much more. A computer center provides free internet and word processing. Children's computers have a wide variety of stories and learning games for preschoolers. Story times, family programs and computer training activities are frequent events. The building, which opened in 1969, is decorated with a Chesapeake Bay theme featuring an aquarium and lighthouse.


Search the library catalog for historic photographs on these subjects:


Links to additional information about the Essex area


Last revised: October 1, 2014