Other Services

Business & Career Services

The Russell Library offers a wide-array of job services.

Coursera: Free Courses for Career Development

From creative problem solving to leading the company of the future, here are courses to navigate the changing world of work.

Career Center

Our Career Center, on the second floor of the Library, has computers available to aid in your job search. Please see one of the Information Desk librarians for reservation info.

Job Group / Career Workshops

Job Group meets every Thurday morning at 10:00am in the Hubbard Room with a different program each week! Career Workshops are held on select Tuesday evenings. See our Events Calendar.

LinkedIn Photo Shoot

Sign up to have your picture taken for your LinkedIn page. This service is offered four times a year: March, June, September, December. Please see our Events Calendar for dates.

Career Coaching, Practice Interviews, Resume Critiques

These services are available by appointment. Sign up at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520.

Once the calendar opens, click on the category box in the upper right corner and chose Career & Business to see a listing of all job-related events.

Business & Career events are made possible by the generous support of:

A Middletown Community Development Block Grant

The family of Thomas J. Regan

The Liberty Bank Foundation

The Friends of the Russell Library

Older Adult Services

Programs.  Russell Library offers educational & entertaining programs to senior residents residing in Middletown assisted living facilities. Cultural and historical topics, including local history, special events, and sing-along programs are presented.

Books & DVDs.  Books & DVDs are available for delivery to residents with a Russell Library card and living in assisted-living residences.

Contact:  Anne Matthews at (860)347-2528, x165

or amatthews@russelllibrary.org 


Optelec Print Enhancer

The Optelec Print Enhancer magnifies any print material up to 50X. Available on the second floor of the library.

Local History Services

Most of the collection is housed in the Middletown Room. The mission of the Middletown Room is to identify, collect, organize, preserve, and provide public access to the materials that document the economic, natural, political, and social history of Middletown.

The Middletown Room is located on the second floor adjacent to the Information Department. Please register to use the Middletown Room at the Information Desk.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms are available for reservation during the library’s regular hours. 

Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 are primarily for small group meetings and tutoring sessions. The Hubbard Room is primarily for large events and meetings.

Book CLub Kits

Looking for a great read for your book club? Russell Library has curated a collection of Book Club Kits, which include 6 or more copies of each book and a discussion guide, all packaged together in a handy portable tote bag.