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Essex County Library

Applications Now Available for Essex County Library Board

Residents of Essex County who are interested in serving on the Essex County Library Board are invited to submit applications.  Appointments to the Board are for a four (4) year term.

You are eligible to apply if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Resident, owner or tenant of land in Essex County;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • Not prohibited by law from voting in a municipal election;
  • Not an employee of the Essex County Library Board or the Corporation of the County of Essex.  

Applications received will be forwarded to the Clerk of your local municipality.  The Council of each municipality will review the applications received and nominate a representative to the Library Board for their municipality.  Essex County Council will make the final appointments to the Essex County Library Board.

Check with the Clerk of your municipality to determine the final date that they are accepting Library Board Member applications.

Complete and submit the online Application for the Essex County Library BoardApplications are also available at all Essex County Library Branches and all Municipal Offices in Essex County.

Essex County Library welcomes you to a world of discovery, creativity and lifelong learning through accessible resources, programs and innovative services.

The Essex County library provides services at 14 branch locations throughout Essex County.

A Library membership is free and offers access to:

  • 195,501+ resources (including Books, Magazines, DVD's,...) with more added every day
    • Popular Fiction 
    • DIY and Self-Help Resources
    • Local History and Genealogy Resources
  • WiFi and computer access to the Internet
  • Early Literacy Stations featuring educational games for preschoolers
  • Makerspace/ Tech kits
  • Programs for all ages
  • Online web services:
    • Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, digital magazines and music
    • Streamed Video Service (Hoopla)
    • Resource Catalogue
    • Account self-service

Need more information about the Essex County Library? Please...

...Visit your Local Library - Hours and Locations

...Call our Branch phone number: 226-946-1529

...Call our Administrative Office: 519-776-5241

...Or visit our website:

The Essex County Library is grateful for: the financial support from the County Of Essex and Province of Ontario; and the governance and direction from the Essex County Library Board.