Online Resources

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

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.

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

Try these recommended online resources for information, education & entertainment

Audiobook Cloud

An all-ages audiobook database. (No library card required.)

Britannica Online

Encyclopedia rticles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other resources. (Russell Library card required.)

The British Museum

The British Museum’s collection is online! Explore 2 million years of history.  (No library card required.)

Connecticut's Voting Plan

Connecticut is making polling places safer and expanding accessibility to voting by mail.

Coursera: Free Classes for Teens

From calculus to guitar for beginners, Coursera helps high school students everywhere keep learning. (No library card required.)

Downloadables

While the library is closed, you can borrow materials virtually.  Download Audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, music, movies & comics. (Russell Library card required.)

Happiness

Happiness is… baking for others, blanket forts, gratitude, music and more. Discover the things that make us all happy.

Hartford Courant

1992-current (Russell Library card required.)

hoopla Bonus Borrows

In order to provide more content to during this difficult time, hoopla presents the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. (Russell Library card required.) Borrowing titles from this collection will not count against your regular monthly borrows!

JobNow

Resume resources, job interview tips, career assessments, job & interview coaching. (Russell Library card required.)

Kids & Teens: Online Resources

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

Mango Languages

Learn a language online! Mango is a self-paced learning program. Over 70 languages available. (Russell Library card required.)

New York Times

1985-present (Russell Library card required.)

Open Essential Businesses in Middletown

View a List of Open, Essential Businesses in Middletown, CT

Project Gutenberg

A library of over 60,000 free classic eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. (No library card required.)

Relaxation & Recreation

Fun things to do online or in your home. Also, tips on working and learning at home. All ages. (No library card required.)

researchIT CT

Online reference databases for students and adults: newspapers, magazines, journals, genealogy, ebooks & more. (No library card required)

TED Talks

3300+ talks to stir your curiosity. (No library card required.)

Tech Tips

Just getting started? Russell Library has recommendations for internet safety, learning new programs, and staying current.

Tips for Staying Home

Resources to help you cope with the current crisis.

Universal Class

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

Virtual Tours of Famous Places

Russell Library has gathered together some of the best virtual tours on the Internet. Travel the world from home!

Wildlife & Nature Livecams

Webcams from around the globe. (No library card required.)

All Databases

American Ancestors

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

Ancestry Library

Discover your family’s history. Temporarily accessible by barcode with your Russell Library Card.

AutoMate

Auto repair & service information on more than 38000 vehicles.

BookFlix

Over 120 animated stories designed to strengthen early literacy skills. Click here to access from home.

Britannica Online

Encyclopedia rticles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other resources.

Commercial Record

Real estate and financial news for Connecticut and Rhode Island.  In-library access only.

Consumer Reports

Products ratings and reviews for consumers.

Downloadable Resources

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

FamilySearch


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

Foundation Directory Online

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

CLICK HERE to access this resource from home. (Public access has been made available on a temporary basis for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.)

Email Information Services with any questions.

Foundation Grants to Individuals

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

Hartford Courant

1992-current

Historic New York Times

1851 – 2014.

findIT CT

Statewide library catalog. Books, audiobooks, ebooks.

JobNow

Resume resources, job interview skills, career assessment.

Local History

Newspaper indexes and other Middletown History resources.

Mango Languages

Learn a language online! Over 70 languages available.

Morningstar

Investment research center. Companies, Funds, ETFs, Markets, etc.

New York Times

1985-present

Newspapers Database

Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles TimesWall Street Journal, Washington Post

NoveList

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

Reference USA

Research businesses, jobs, healthcare & more.

researchIT CT

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

Small Engine Repair

User-friendly repair guides for small engines. 

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.