DirectionsOutside Building

From the South Via I-91 or Wilbur Cross/Route 15: In Meriden, take Exit 18 (Route 66 East). Follow Route 66 into Middletown, where it becomes Washington Street. Pass Wesleyan Campus on right. Turn right immediately after St. Sebastian's Church onto Broad Street. Library is in the first block on the right.

From the South Via Route 9: In Middletown, take Route 66 West/Washington Street exit (Exit 15) off of Route 9. At the third light, turn left onto Broad Street. Library is in the first block on the right.

From the South Via Route 17: Follow Route 17 into Middletown. Take a left after Middletown Library Service Center onto Highland Avenue. Follow Highland Avenue which turns into High Street. Take a right onto College Street. Take your second left onto Broad Street. Library is on the left.

From the North Via I-91: Take Exit 22, Route 9 South (left lane exit). Follow Route 9 into Middletown and take the Washington Street/Route 66 West Exit (Exit 15). At the third light, turn left onto Broad Street. Library is on the right.

Parking at Russell Library

Russell Library has limited parking available. There is metered parking, on-street parking, and free parking in a nearby parking garage. Handicapped parking for is set aside in front of the entrance to the building, with an accessible ramped entrance to the building.

You will find metered parking on:

  • Broad Street
  • Court Street
  • In one of several metered city lots. The two nearest municipal parking lots are across the street from the library and on the corner of Broad and Washington Streets. The latter also has limited two hour free parking.
  • Please note: Metered parking requires putting money in the meter from 9am till 6 pm on weekdays, Monday through Saturdays, and also until 9pm on Friday evenings. Sundays and holidays, there is no fee for parking at meters.

Other possible parking suggestions:

  • There is limited free parking for fifteen minutes on Court Street.
  • Pearl Street, one block up the hill from Broad Street, is open for on-street parking.
  • Parking is available in the Middlesex Mutual Garage on Court Street. The library validates tickets for 2 hours of free parking in this garage.