Get a Library Card

Middletown Residents

Online: Middletown residents may get a card in person or online: Go to the Catalog, click on the Lgoin button in the upper right corner and choose Register for a new Library Card

Adults: Middletown residents 18 years old or older will be asked to present proof of current residency such as a driver's license, state ID or two other items with a current address.

Teenagers and Children: Residents under the age of eighteen need to have their applications completed and signed by their parents or legal guardians.

Non - Middletown Residents

Connecticut Residents: Residents of other Connecticut towns will be asked to present a valid, current library card from their hometown library.

Student or Temporary cards: These cards are available for non-residents of Connecticut who are students in Middletown, and for those patrons who are residing only temporarily in Middletown. Please call the Circulation Department at 860-347-2528 for further information.

Using Your Library Card

Your Russell Library card must be presented in order to borrow materials. It may also be used in any public library in Connecticut. You are responsible for all library materials checked out to you.

  • Please keep your address up to date with us.
  • Please report lost or missing card immediately (There is a small fee for card replacement)

Returning materials

Materials may be returned at the "Returns" desk in the library during business hours, in the book and video drops when the library is closed, or to any public library in Connecticut.


Fines are charged for materials returned after their due date. For most materials these fines are $.10 per day. Please check the Loan Limits, Renewals and Fines Chart.

As of June 2017, youth library cards (for residents under the age of 18) will not incur overdue fines on items checked out from our Juvenile and Young Adult collections.