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.


From the Governor’s Workforce Council CT: Free online learning licenses are available to recipients of unemployment insurance, including those who have been impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis. This is an online learning management system that helps jobseekers upgrade their skills and gain certifications to secure employment.

Career Coaching, Practice Interviews, Resume Critiques

The library is closed so we will be offering the one hour sessions over the phone.  Send a copy of your resume to Bob Carson or Christy Billings: rcarlson@russelllibrary.org or cbillings@russelllibrary.org.

Career Center

NOTE: Because of the COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the Career Center is temporarily closed.

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 and Career workshops are now all being held online. See our Events Calendar.

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

LinkedIn Photo Shoot

This sevice has been suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Older Adult Services

Programs.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this service is currently unavailable.

Books & DVDs.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this service is currently unavailable. 

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

or amatthews@russelllibrary.org 

Middletown Senior Services

Check out the Middletown Senior Services YouTube Channel! They have videos on exercise, meditation, TaiChi, crafts, cooking, virtual tours and much more!


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.