Russell Library is Open!

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.

Curbside services are available Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

Current Services

Public Service hours are 9am-5pm.

You may browse our shelves for materials.

Computers are available. The Career Center is open. Tables with seating are now available.

A self-service copier and self-service fax machine are available.

book Drops are available both inside and outside the library for your convenience.

Some Areas are Closed

The following services are NOT available:

Activity Room
Hubbard Room
Meeting Rooms
Middletown Room
Toddler Room

Computers are available by appointment.
Please call 860-347-2528.


Mask Policy

For all City buildings, except schools, fully vaccinated individuals from the public will not have to wear masks effective May 19, 2021.

The public must comply with the state’s guidance on mask wearing.  In other words, unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks while indoors and fully vaccinated individuals will be able to go into City buildings, except schools, without wearing a mask.

Vaccination status will not be verified; members of the public entering City buildings will be expected to comply with the state guidance on the honor system.

You may also take advantage of our Curbside Pickup service by calling 860-347-2528. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, do not enter the Library.


Safety Procedures

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Plexiglass safety barriers are in use at all public service stations.

We are not accepting book donations at this time.

The Library reserves the right to limit, change or reduce services and hours without notice if public health or other conditions change.

Public Computers

Computers are available by appointment .

There are 5 stand-up stations and 4 sit-down stations on the 2nd floor. 5 computers are available in the Children’s Department.  Sessions are 60 minutes long, and patrons are allowed one session per day.

Curbside Service is Still Available

You may still request materials for pickup at curbside.
It’s easy and safe!

Curbside Pickup is available Monday – Saturday, 9am-5pm.