Online Resources

Using Online Resources

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 trying to use resources from outside the library.

Middletown Strong

Russell Library presents stories of Middletown community members, exciting library happenings, and book recommendations hand-picked by our wonderful librarians. Middletown Strong: Looking up with Russell Library is full of love and community spirit!

The Library Vault

We are the voices of Russell Library. Librarians and staff bring the inside stories of Russell Library to our community. This is a blog for people who love libraries.

Live Online Author Talks

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

Book Match

Fill out one of our online forms and our librarians will pick out books just for you! Once we have gathered your materials, we will call you.

Digital Conversion Station

By appointment only. Digitize home videos, from VHS, 8mm, Super 8 and VHS-C, photographs, and documents by using our converting devices.

More Services

From Recycling Info to mobile printingto online meeting room reservations, we have many additional resources.

Online Resources

Find a business or executive. Find a job. Find a person. Mailing Lists and Sales Leads.

A collection of Middletown residents recorded in 1976 as part of the Bicentennial celebration. Please note: We are in the process of digitizing the audio tapes. They will be uploaded as they become available.

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

Information, history, resources, and links

Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Products ratings and reviews for consumers.

If you are new to computers or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace.

Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Magazines. Downloads are available 24/7. (Russell Library card required.)

Early Voting allows you to vote in person safely and securely before Election Day. To learn how to vote early, click the link.

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

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

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


Assistance for Job Seekers

Resume resources, job interview skills, career assessment.

Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.

Learn a language online! Over 70 languages available.

We have uploaded digitized documents from the Middletown Room Collection to the Connecticut Digital Archive, including the Middletown Press Indexes and Penny Press Indexes.

Information, history, resources, and links


1851 – 1985

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

Get book recommendations, read sample chapters, discover read-alikes. Browse genres and pre-selected lists such as Sweeping and Dramatic, Funny and Fast-Paced, or create your own mix!

Online reference databases for students & adults: newspapers, magazines, genealogy & more!

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

Investment information and education.

Breaking news and analysis from the U.S. and around the world.

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