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
Encyclopedia rticles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books, and other resources. (Russell Library card required.)
Connecticut is making polling places safer and expanding accessibility to voting by mail.
From calculus to guitar for beginners, Coursera helps high school students everywhere keep learning. (No library card required.)
While the library is closed, you can borrow materials virtually. Download Audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, music, movies & comics. (Russell Library card required.)
Happiness is… baking for others, blanket forts, gratitude, music and more. Discover the things that make us all happy.
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!
Resume resources, job interview tips, career assessments, job & interview coaching. (Russell Library card required.)
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!
Learn a language online! Mango is a self-paced learning program. Over 70 languages available. (Russell Library card required.)
Fun things to do online or in your home. Also, tips on working and learning at home. All ages. (No library card required.)
Online reference databases for students and adults: newspapers, magazines, journals, genealogy, ebooks & more. (No library card required)
Just getting started? Russell Library has recommendations for internet safety, learning new programs, and staying current.
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.)
Russell Library has gathered together some of the best virtual tours on the Internet. Travel the world from home!
Discover your family’s history. Temporarily accessible by barcode with your Russell Library Card.
Over 120 animated stories designed to strengthen early literacy skills. Click here to access from home.
Real estate and financial news for Connecticut and Rhode Island. In-library access only.
Up-to-date information on foundations that fund individual grantseekers. In-library access only.
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.