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.

Discover More Library Services

From Recycling Info to mobile printing and our Quiet Study Area, we have many additional resources.

Mobile printing Russell Library

Live Online Author Talks

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

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.

Side Street to Main Street

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce isoffering a new Side Street to Main Street Business & Leadership Development Program, scheduled to start in October 2023-

A unique, award winning entrepreneurial business and leadership development course with a rigorous curriculum, designed to assist small business owners in the community, who have not had formal business training, to become more successful by developing the attitudes, skills and qualities necessary for business ownership, management and success.

Please click on the link below for applicant informationmandatory program informationmeeting and online application form.

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.


Find a business or executive. Find a job. Find a person.

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.

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.

NEW! 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.

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

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

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


  • Online tutoring for all ages. Tutors are available 2pm-11pm daily.

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.


1851 – 2014

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

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

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.

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)