Eastern Shore of Virginia Regional Library & Heritage Center

Street Address

24313 Bennett Street, Parksley

History and Organization

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:  https://www.friendsespl.org/



Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 PM