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.
We will have 10 weekly drawings for Downtown Middletown gift cards.
The first drawing will be held June 26th. Readers who have registered and logged books by June 25th will be eligible. Drawings will run from June 25th – August 28th.
All drawings will be run on Fridays (with the exception of July 3rd, which will be run on July 6th.) Gift cards will be mailed to winners.
Try these recommended online resources for information, education & entertainment
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.
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.)
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.)
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! (No library card required)
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.