Online Resources

These online resources are available from home to Middletown residents and may require your library card number.

Databases are available to all patrons from the library’s public computers and from any device on our wireless network.

Please note: The companies that provide our databases often set residency restrictions. Russell Library cannot do anything to provide access to non-residents. If you are not a resident of Middletown, please see the resources that say No Library Card Required.

NEW: Book Match
A personalized reading recommendation service. Fill out one of our online forms and our librarians will pick out books just for you! Once you receive your hold confirmation email, you can drop by the library to pick up your items.

Recommended Resources

Absentee Voting

Information from the State of Connecticut.

Register to Vote

State of Connecticut Fact Sheet and online voter registration link.

Resources for Kids

We also have many online tools for kids that are both educational and fun! Many do not require a library card.

State of Connecticut COVID Resources

The latest info on COVID from the State.

Tech Tips

Internet safety, learning new programs, and staying current.

Teen Page

Visit our new Teen webpage.

All Databases

American Ancestors

Discover your family’s history. In- library access only.

Ancestry Library

Discover your family’s history. In- library access only.

Click here for temporary access from home until December 31, 2020.


Over 120 animated stories designed to strengthen early literacy skills.

Consumer Reports

Products ratings and reviews for consumers.

Downloadable Resources

Audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, music, movies & comics.

Family Search

Genealogical records from all over the world. In-library use only.

findIT CT

Statewide library catalog. Books, audiobooks, ebooks. No Library Card Required.

Foundation Directory Online

Information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. In-library access only.

Foundation Grants to Individuals

Up-to-date information on foundations that fund individual grantseekers. In-library access only.

Hartford Courant


Historic New York Times

1851 – 2014

Job & Career Accelerator

Assistance for Job Seekers


Resume resources, job interview skills, career assessment.

Mango Languages

Learn a language online! Over 70 languages available.

New York Times


Newspaper Database

Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post


Book reviews, sample chapters, suggestions & read-alike lists.

Reference Solutions

Data on U.S. businesses and U.S. consumers.
(formerly Reference USA)

ResearchIT CT

Online reference databases for students & adults: newspapers, magazines, genealogy & more! No Library Card Required.

Universal Class

Lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available.

Value Line

Investment information and education.