Township of Russell Public Library


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To ensure the health of the public, specifically that of children and senior citizens, the Township of Russell Public Library will be closed until further notice. This applies to both branches in Russell and in Embrun. Patrons can continue to return any library materials in the return bins.

The Library will waive any late fees during this time. All programs and events for EMBRUN AND RUSSELL will be cancelled until further notice. Weekly activities such as Story Time will be pushed back and any paid events will be reimbursed or rescheduled.

We encourage our patrons to take advantage of our electronic resources for eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks. To view and access these resources, click the “eResources” tab under “Find an Item”.

Questions? Please email the Library at and we will reply as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Author Visits

Book talk with author (in French)


Embrun Branch
Thursday, April 2 – 6:30 PM (CANCELLED)
Danielle Carrière-Paris will discuss her writing project which describes the lives of 25 inspiring Franco-Ontarians. This event is presented in French. Cost: $5. Registration required.
Meet local author


Russell Branch
Thursday, April 23 – 7 PM
If you enjoy good murder mysteries and thrillers, you will love Mike Martin’s books. Come hear about the inspiration behind Sgt. Windflower’s character and adventures. This event is presented in English. Cost: $5. Registration required.
Meet the author (in French)


Embrun Branch
Tuesday, April 28 – 7 PM
For those who enjoy reading about family sagas, we highly recommend France Lorrain. Her books will captivate you from the very first page, guaranteed. This event is presented in French. Cost: $5. Registration required.

Introducing a new option in Overdrive!

When a hold becomes available, users will receive a notification and will have 3 days to pick up the hold, have it delivered for later, or to cancel it.

For more information, click the link below


eBooks for eKids

We are now subscribing to TumbleBooks! Have a look at this amazing online collection of animated, talking picture books for kids!


All our programs and activities for the winter and spring of 2020 are now online.
Check out the list of programs and activities in English and French.

Register or 613.445.5331


We are pleased to present the mission, vision and values ​​of your Library.  These are the three strategic pillars on which our action plan will be based for the coming years.  Thank you to everyone who attended our evening: Our Shared Vision.

Looking forward to working with you in 2020!
The Library Board and staff.


The relocation of the Embrun Branch Library remains a priority to the new Public Library Board.

The Municipal Council still have to take a final decision “regarding the relocation of the Embrun Branch, a decision that best ensures a prompt move of the Branch to a safer location within our community“.

Learn more »


  • Public Library Board
    Thursday, April 16, 2020 – 6:30 PM online via ZOOM Application

Agenda and Meeting Documentation »