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Essex County Library

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The Essex County Library is a system of 14 libraries that provide quality materials and services, free of charge, to all residents of Essex County. This system was established by County Council in January, 1966. It replaced the Essex County Co-operative, which was a loose federation of independent municipal libraries. Today, with the financial support of the County of Essex and the Province of Ontario, the County Library provides a collection of over 367,000 items and a wide range of services through its branch libraries.

Mission statement

The Essex County Library's mission is to make available to the residents of Essex County reading, viewing and listening materials for general knowledge, cultural enrichment, education and recreation; authoritative and timely information in support of daily living, educational pursuits and intellectual curiosity and to encourage the youngest members of the community to read and to

Visit the Essex County Library official site!

Amherstburg's Essex County Library Board Member Representative is Deputy Mayor Chris Gibb.

Branches nearby

 Amherstburg Library
232 Sandwich St. South
Amherstburg, ON N9V 2A4
Phone: 226-946-1529  ext. 240

For hours of operation, CLICK HERE. 


 McGregor Library
 9557 Walker Road., P.O. Box 1044
McGregor, ON N0R 1J0
Phone: 226-946-1529 ext. 211

For hours of operation, CLICK HERE.