We empower people to grow, connect, strive, and thrive.

Address & Phone

Russell Library
123 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-2528

Thoughts, questions, suggestions, praise. Let us know what’s on your mind.

Apply for a library card

Middletown residents can apply online for a Russell Library card. We will mail the card to you.

Solicitar una tarjeta de biblioteca. Los residentes de Middletown pueden solicitar en línea una tarjeta de la Biblioteca Russell.

Renew a library card

For expired cards or lost cards. If you think you already have an account, please use this form.

Renueve su tarjeta de la biblioteca. Para tarjetas caducadas o extraviadas. Si cree que ya tiene una cuenta, utilice este formulario.

Program application

If you would like to present a public program, please submit an application.

Information Services

For reference questions, research, online resources, remote printing, and help downloading materials.

Main Desk/Borrowing Dept

Questions about your account, due dates, renewals, applying for or renewing a card, Curbside Pick Up.

Children's Department

Information on children’s online services, children’s materials and events, and Summer Reading


For any other questions or to contact the director or assistant directors please use the email link below.

Library Board

Bring your comments or questions to the library board’s public comment section of their monthly meeting or submit them via email.

Purchase/Loan Request

To suggest a title for the collection or to request an inter-library loan, please use this form.

Donate to the Library

Russell Library is here for you, but we couldn’t do it without the generous support of our benefactors. If you would like to show your appreciation for all we offer our community, online giving is secure and easy. We even take PayPal! Your donation will instantly help us provide world-class library services in the heart of Middletown.


We empower people to grow, connect, strive and thrive.


Everyone feels welcomed and included.


Practice equity and inclusion, and listen to youth voices.

Russell Library

123 Broad Street
Middletown CT 06457




Online Calendar

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm
Fri-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm (October-March)