Book a Librarian

Request a 30 minute reference or technology appointment.

Book Bag Kits

These themed-backpacks are in the Children’s Department. Choose from over two dozen: Animals, Love, Spanish, People, Silly, Things that Go & more!

Book Club Kits

Russell Library has a collection of Book Club Kits that include 6 or more copies of each book and a discussion guide, all packaged together in a portable tote bag.

Stay on Track Packs

Telling Time, Fractions, Multiplication, Mindfulness, Kindness & more! These conveniently packaged kits are available for checkout.

Online Author Talks

Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors. All events are recorded for viewing at any time after the event!


Frederick Backman, Sadeqa Johnson, Simon Winchester & more!


Watch live or view the recording at your conveniencve.


Mystery, fantasy, historical, biography, business, and so much more!

Look at what’s available at Russell Library!

Beyond Recycling

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Learn about zero-waste resources and local businesses that can help you live sustainably.

Book Bundles

Grab & Go themed bundles of books chosen by a librarian are waiting for you in our lobby. Quick & convenient!

Book Match

A personalized reading selection service for all ages. Fill out one of our online forms and our librarians will pick out books just for you!

Book Nook

The Book Nook is the Friends of Russell Library’s year-round book sale. It can be found on the second floor of the library, just off the elevator.

Curbside Pick Up

You don’t need to come inside to pick up your materials! Try Curbside Pickup. Quick, easy, convenient!

Digital Conversion Station

Digitize home videos, from VHS, 8mm, Super 8 and VHS-C, photographs, and documents. By appointment only.


Online tutoring for all ages. Tutors available daily 2pm-11pm. (Russell Library card required.)


A hotspot makes it possible to use the internet in areas with no service. Once it has picked up a cellular connection, it can share that connection with other devices.

Job & Career Services

The Russell Library offers a wide-array of job services, including online assistance and weekly seminars to help you with your job search.

Middletown Room

The Middletown Room provides public access to materials that document the economic, natural, political, and social history of Middletown.

Phone Chargers

We have four of these charging stations in the library: Teen Dept., Children’s Dept. the Lobby and on the second floor near the computers.

The Pod

NEW! Located in the Teen Room.
It’s great for making a recording, watching a webinar, conducting a two-person meeting, tutoring, or studying.

Self-Checkout / Meescan

Self-checkouts can be found in the lobby and in the children’s department. You can also check out items using Meescan on your phone. Click here for details.

Study Area

We have a new study area! Located on the second floor, this area is set up for people with laptops looking for a quiet desk and a place to plug-in.

Tech Chairs

These chairs have electric outlets for plugging in a device and a place to charge your phone. Look for them on our second floor near the book sale and in the quiet study area.

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)