Eastern Shore Public Library

Eastern Shore Public Library

Eastern Shore Public Library Main library building


Library services on the Eastern Shore began in 1957 as a demonstration project of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in the Town of Accomac’s Community Hall.In 1958, the Boards of Supervisors of Accomack and Northampton Counties adopted resolutions creating a regional public library in accordance with the provisions of Virginia law governing libraries. The existing main library building was built in 1964 and expanded in 1982.

Community Profile 

The Eastern Shore of Virginia stretches from the Chesapeake Bay at the southern tip to Maryland’s border at the northern edge.  It is composed of two counties: Northampton County, from the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel to just north of the town of Exmore, and Accomack County from there to the Maryland border.

Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers each day to keep the library running smoothly and to help with programs and special projects. Join other dedicated volunteers, meet interesting people, and help give back to the community. With our limited resources, our volunteers help to maintain the high quality of service that our patrons deserve.


Eastern Shore Public Library has a Friends group that supports the library’s activities with membership, book sales, and other fundraisers.  They also organize fun family programs.  For more information, membership forms are in the library or you can mail to:

Friends of Eastern Shore Public Library

PO Box 218

Accomac, VA 23301

Email:  info@friendsespl.org

Website:  http://profbassdeal.com/fespl/

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.