Beginning June 1st!
Each book you log in READsquared earns points toward digital badges and enters you into a weekly drawing for a Downtown Middletown Gift Card!
Once you’ve earned enough points you’ll also receive a completion certificate you can print and share! (Please note, gift cards must be picked up in person at the library.)
Using 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.
Fill out one of our online forms (listed below) and our librarians will pick out books just for you! Once we have gathered your materials, we will call you. You may pick up your items inside the library or arrange Curbside Pick Up.
By appointment only. Once you submit your request, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for this service.
NEW! If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, DigitalLearn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
Genealogical records from all over the world plus in-library access to digital records only available through affiliate libraries.
A temporary 24 hour access pass to basic information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities.
Information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. In-library use only
Up-to-date information on foundations that fund individual grantseekers. In-library access only.
Communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. (Russell Library card required.)
We have uploaded digitized documents from the Middletown Room Collection to the Connecticut Digital Archive., including the Middletown Press Indexes and Penny Press Indexes.
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.