Eastern Shore Public Library

COVID-19 Information

Eastern Shore Public Libraries in Accomac, Chincoteague, and Nassawadox will stop curbside pickup to support the Virginia Stay At Home Order.  Pickup service will stop on Tuesday, March 31 at Accomac and Chincoteague locations and on Wednesday, April 1 at the Nassawadox location.  Individuals picking up items should call ahead for hours of service and to ensure their items are ready for pick-up.  Staff will continue to be available to answer phones at the libraries and to provide verbal assistance in using the library electronic resources.

Our staff has been real troopers to continue to provide the limited service.  Many patrons have made use of this convenience.  Due support our local health care system, however, we need to discourage people from leaving their homes.  I feel we have provided ample opportunity for patrons to stock up on materials and we continue to promote the electronic resources available.

Cape Charles Memorial Library patrons will need to call the Cape Charles Town office for service updates at their town library at (757) 331-2176.

Information about current library services can be found at espl.org or calling the main Eastern Shore Public Library Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (757) 787-3400.

Thank you all for your support.   We look forward to seeing you again as soon as the risk to your health has lifted.

Best wishes,

Cara Burton

Library System Director

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EASTERN SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARIES NEW CURBSIDE PICK-UP HOURS

(ACCOMACK, VIRGINIA) March 26, 2020 – All Eastern Shore Public Libraries continue to be closed to the public.  Curbside pick-up of library materials placed on reserve is available at this time, but patrons should call before arrival as it is subject to change.  Hours for curbside pick-up are as follows:  at Accomac and Cape Charles libraries, Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m; at Northampton Free Library in Nassawadox,  Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon; at Chincoteague Island Library from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Library staff will be available to answer calls during these hours, as well.

Readers should place items on reserve using the online catalog at espl.org or call their local library.  Reserves are not available until the reader is called or receives an electronic message. Eastern Shore residents can now register for a library card online with the ShoreCat online catalog homepage.  New bestselling e-books and magazines have been purchased and a library card is required to download them.  For assistance or information, call (757) 787-3400.

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ESVA PUBLIC WIFI

Free public wifi is available outside of all 4 public libraries in Accomac, Chincoteague, Cape Charles, and Nassawadox.

It is also available at these locations OUTDOORS:

Site Name Address City State Zip
Waterfront Park 4077 Main St Chincoteague VA 23336
Saw Mill Park 24387 Joynes Neck Rd Accomac VA 23301
Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce 19056 Parkway Rd Melfa VA 23410
Accomack County Airport 29194 Parkway North Melfa VA 23410
Custis Park Rescue Ln Nassawadox VA 23350
Eastern Shore Welcome Center 32383 Lankford Hwy Cape Charles VA 23310
Eastern Shore of Va Broadband 4174 Lankford Hwy Exmore VA 23350
Indiantown Park 7399 Indiantown Rd Eastville VA 23347
Bloxom Tower 26129 Shore Main Dr Bloxom VA 23308
Parksley Town Pavilion 18468 Dunne Ave Parksley VA 23421
Exmore Town Park 3386 Main Street Exmore VA 23350
Cape Charles Museum 814 Randolph Ave Cape Charles VA 23310

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WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT CHARGING LATE FEES ON LIBRARY MATERIALS DUE FROM MARCH 20, 2020 UNTIL WE REOPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS. PLEASE CALL 757-787-3400 OR ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT ON ESPL.ORG TO RENEW YOUR LIBRARY MATERIALS. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Cara Burton, (757) 787-3400

EASTERN SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARIES CLOSED TO PUBLIC

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) March 19, 2020 – All Eastern Shore Public Libraries will be closed to the public beginning 6:00 p.m. today, March 19.  Curbside pick-up of library materials placed on reserve will be available at the Accomac library Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Curbside pick-up will be available at Northampton Free Library in Nassawadox,  Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  At Cape Charles Memorial Library, curbside pick-up will be available 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.  Chincoteague Island Library will have curbside pick-up from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.  Library staff will be available to answer calls during these hours, as well.  Curbside delivery times will be posted on the library’s website, espl.org, and on each library’s telephone message machine.

Books, DVD’s, and audiobooks can easily be placed on hold through the library’s new ShoreCat online catalog with your library card.  The system will text or email you when the item is available by pick-up or staff may call you.  E-books and audiobooks can be downloaded for free anytime from the library’s e-resources with your library card.  Links to these resources are also on ShoreCat.

When the public health safety emergency lifts, library opening hours will be posted on Facebook, on the library website, and with local media.  The board and staff of Eastern Shore Public Library appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.  The main library in Accomac can be called at (757) 787-3400.

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New RBdigital eBooks and eAudiobooks now available!

The ESPL is happy to announce the arrival of new eBooks and eAudiobooks in our RBdigital collections. Be sure to look for new bestsellers in the RBdigital eBook collection, and take a look at our new subscription for RBdigital eAudiobooks with over 6,000 titles for adults and over 2,000 for children and teens.

To take a look and try it out, click the RBdigital icon in the Links box to the left of this message. You can also visit espl.org and look for the RBDigital icon under the “Audiobooks and eBooks” button of the “eResources” tab.

For general help with getting started, try  https://esplva.rbdigital.com/help. For more specific questions, email or call the library at espl@espl.org or (757)787-3400. If library staff are unavailable to help you, RB Digital has an excellent support team at 877-772-8346 or yoursupport@recordedbooks.com

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  • Eastern Shore Public Library
    23610 Front Street
    P.O. Box 360
    Accomac, VA. 23301
    Phone: (757) 787-3400;
    (757) 824-5151
    Hours

    Cape Charles Memorial Library
    201 Mason Avenue
    Cape Charles, VA 23310
    Phone: (757) 331-1300
    Hours

  • Contact Us

  • Northampton Free Library
    7745 Seaside Rd
    P.O. Box 729 Nassawadox, VA 23413
    Phone: (757) 414-0010
    Hours

    Chincoteague Island Library
    4077 Main Street
    Chincoteague, VA 23336
    Phone: (757) 336-3460
    Hours

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